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 pmservice.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.
The process known as PremierOpinion or Print Manager Service or PM Service Control Unit
belongs to software PremierOpinion or Energy Star EZ GPO for Power Management control or Print Manager
by VoiceFive or PremierOpinion (www.premieropinion.com) or VoiceFive Networks (www.voicefive.com) or ADP DSI or TerraNovum (www.terranovum.com).
Description: Pmservice.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Pmservice.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 147,456 bytes and 7 more variants.
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The file has a digital signature. Pmservice.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If pmservice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 86,016 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 94,208 bytes. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Pmservice.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pmservice.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example ADW_RELEKNOW (detected by TrendMicro), and Adware.PremierOpinion.C or Application.Generic.1663493 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the pmservice.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If PremierOpinion has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pmservice. 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 pmservice.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.