What is PNXKERNL.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 PNXKERNL.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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PNXKERNL.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PNXKERNL
PNXKERNL.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process belongs to software Maple Mastery I by unknown.

Description: PNXKERNL.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PNXKERNL.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 192,512 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 573,571 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The PNXKERNL.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using PNXKERNL.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMaple Mastery I.

Recommended: Identify PNXKERNL.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PNXKERNL.exe. Therefore, you should check the PNXKERNL.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

PNXKERNL.Exe is corrupted
It isn't spyware, it is the conversion kernel that processes jobs placed in the job queue, and it also monitors watch folders. It shouldn't get to 100% CPU utilization, something may be wrong with your installation. Try going to [FONT=Courier New]C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Grass Valley\ProCoder 3\Nexus[/FONT] and see if there are any files underneath the [FONT=Courier New]Jobs[/FONT] folder -- if so, delete them. You can also use the Procoder Queue Manager to disable the automatic startup of the conversion kernel using a checkmark in the Tools menu.
it is a Pro Coder file and it no malware. Go to C:\Documents and settings\all users\application data\Grass Valley\ProCoder3\Nexus\Jobs and if there are any files delete them
  Naff Kaza  
You can disable it on windows startup by going to Canopus job manager, tools and uncheck "Start Kernel with Windows"

Summary: Average user rating of PNXKERNL.exe: based on 2 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade PNXKERNL.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving PNXKERNL issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PNXKERNL. 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 PNXKERNL.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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