What is PPMemCheck.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 PPMemCheck.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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PPMemCheck.exe file information

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

The process known as PPMemCheck.exe belongs to software SMCWUSB-G (version 802.11g Wireless) or PestPatrol by unknown.

Description: PPMemCheck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PPMemCheck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—mainly C:\Program Files\pestpatrol\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 148,480 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 146,432 bytes. 
There is no file information. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. PPMemCheck.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with PPMemCheck.exe, you can remove the entire program PestPatrol or InterVideo WinDVD using Windows Control Panel.

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External information from Paul Collins:

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

PetPatrol's memory guard module
Pest Patrol. Harmless.
part of pest patrol
schutz vor spyware
I have removed Pest Patrol form my system and ppmemcheck.exe still trys to run.
Checks and guards for spyware
Part of commercial anti-spyware program
  Ben   (further information)
Spyware Removal tool, "Pest Patrol"
Part of Pest Patrol
Pest Patrol. Harmless.
Came from a zone labs security suite which also included steganos, and anonymizer.
  Michael Beranger   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PPMemCheck.exe: based on 24 votes with 11 user comments. 22 users think PPMemCheck.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PPMemCheck issues

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