What is PrcView.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 PrcView.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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PrcView.exe file information

The process known as Process Viewer Application belongs to software PrcView by PrcView.

Description: PrcView.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The PrcView.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 335,872 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 114,688 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The PrcView.exe file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. PrcView.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It is used to look at running processes and their loaded modules.
  Robert Young  
Light memory footprint. Gives basic information about running processes. Last release in 2003 version
comes with norton systemworks
process viewer, fantastic program to know what programs are running your pc.
works great
included with systemworks now
  Dick   (further information)
its a Teamcti product used for knowing information on running processes. Helps to identify unwanted applications/processes

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PrcView.exe: based on 12 votes with 7 user comments. 8 users think PrcView.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PrcView issues

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