What is POsd.exe?

The genuine POsd.exe file is a software component of PHotkey by Pegatron Corporation.
The on-screen display portion of the Pegatron suite of tools, this is a basic background process that allows any Pegatron display to be configured with a given set of parameters. Pegatron is a design and manufacturing corporation founded in 2008 in China.

POSD stands for Pegatron On Screen Display

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 POsd.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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POsd.exe file information

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

The process known as OEM Osd or Pegatron Osd belongs to software PHotkey or POsd by Pegatron or PEGATRON CORPORATION (

Description: POsd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. POsd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,471,872 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 3,458,560 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The POsd.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The POsd.exe file is not a Windows core file. POsd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ PHotkey.

Recommended: Identify POsd.exe related errors

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

POsd.exe ist eine Ausführungsdatei, gehört zu PHOtkey. PHotkey.exe liegt in einem Unterverzeichnis von "C:\Programme". Häufig sind Größen wie 826880 Bytes (43% aller dieser Dateien), 818688 Bytes sowie 4 andere Abarten. Die Applikation hat kein sichtbares Windows-Fenster und ist auch in der Task-Leiste nicht zu sehen. Die Datei wurde von einem sogenannten Drittanbieter - also nicht Microsoft - entwickelt. Dateieigenschaften wurden vom Hersteller/Entwickler nicht integriert. Sie hat auch Einfluss auf andere Anwendungen, indem sie deren Eigenschaften abändern kann. Eine so manipulierte Anwendung kann dann etwas anderes machen als sie tun sollte. PHotkey.exe vermag Tastatur-Eingaben abhören. Aus diesem Grund sehen 60% aller Experten diese Datei als bedrohlich an. Es steckt also ein hohes Bedrohungspotenzial darin. Wenn Sie diese Datei auf Ihrer Festplatte oder im Windows Task-Manager sehen, so vergewissern Sie sich bitte, dass es sich nicht um eine bösartige Variante handelt. Tatsächlich versuchen viele Trojaner ihre wahre Identität zu verschleiern, indem sie sich PHotkey.exe nennen. Anhand der oben genannten Angaben oder mit Tools wie dem Security Task Manager können Sie herausfinden, ob es sich bei Ihnen um eine unerwünschte Variante handelt.
  Jens Witthöft  

Summary: Average user rating of POsd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving POsd issues

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

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