What is PortableAppsPlatform.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 PortableAppsPlatform.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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PortableAppsPlatform.exe file information

The process known as Platform belongs to software Platform by (

Description: PortableAppsPlatform.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PortableAppsPlatform.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,713,672 bytes (27% of all occurrences), 2,720,256 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. PortableAppsPlatform.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If PortableAppsPlatform.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 2,731,480 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,739,968 bytes. The PortableAppsPlatform.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. PortableAppsPlatform.exe is not a Windows system file. PortableAppsPlatform.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.

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

PortableAppsPlatform.exe is the program that gives you access to all your installed portable apps in one location. It leaves an icon in the system tray and opens a window to show what portable Apps you have available. It also advises when your portable Apps have updates available. Portable apps are designed to be installed on a memory stick and give you access to your own programs without leaving all the installation information in Windows registry.
  Don Pearce  

Summary: Average user rating of PortableAppsPlatform.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks PortableAppsPlatform.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PortableAppsPlatform issues

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