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What is PMHandler.exe?

PMHandler.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PMHandler.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

PMHandler.exe file information

The process known as PMHandler belongs to software PM Driver or PMHandler by Lenovo (www.lenovo.com).

Description: PMHandler.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PMHandler.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 24,576 bytes (93% of all occurrences) or 20,480 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pmhandler.exe.html 
The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The PMHandler.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. PMHandler.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > PM Driver).

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If PMHandler.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 15% dangerous. The file size is 33,128 bytes (62% of all occurrences) or 31,840 bytes. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. PMHandler.exe is able to record inputs.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as PMHandler.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PMHandler.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Power management driver for Windows Vista (for Lenovo laptops)
  Guy   (further information)
Ich habe netbook lenovo vista - gestern erschien der hinweis - nach druck lenovo-knopf -neue update abrufen - update installieren verschwand das icon und tauchte auch heute nicht mehr auf
  Feierabend Hans-Georg  

Summary: Average user rating of PMHandler.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments.
One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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