How to remove an portabledeviceapi.dll error
Portabledeviceapi.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if portabledeviceapi.dll belonging to the Windows system or an application you can trust.
Portabledeviceapi.dll file information
Description: portabledeviceapi.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 284,160 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 345,600 bytes.
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. File portabledeviceapi.dll is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The service has no detailed description. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as portabledeviceapi.dll, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the portabledeviceapi.dll 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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