What is pms.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the pms.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Pms.exe file information

The process known as PS3 Media Server belongs to software PS3 Media Server or Plex Media Server by PS3 Media Server.

Description: Pms.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Pms.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 432,785 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 843,712 bytes or 414,676 bytes. 
The pms.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with pms.exe, you can do the following:
  • search for help on the company [1][2]'s website
  • uninstall the software PS3 Media Server or Plex Media Server using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

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If pms.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 969,448 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The pms.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The pms.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pms.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pms.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.


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Best practices for resolving pms issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pms. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the pms.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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