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 PnkBstrB.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.
Description: PnkBstrB.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PnkBstrB.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 107,832 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 103,736 bytes and 61 more variants.
The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. PnkBstrB.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If PnkBstrB.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 189,248 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 107,832 bytes and 20 more variants. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The PnkBstrB.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The PnkBstrB.exe file is not a Windows core file.
If PnkBstrB.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 218,825 bytes. The PnkBstrB.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The PnkBstrB.exe file is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as PnkBstrB.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PnkBstrB.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PnkBstrB. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the PnkBstrB.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.