What is ProcessGovernor.exe?

The genuine ProcessGovernor.exe file is a software component of Process Lasso by Bitsum Technologies.
This process is the core engine for Process Lasso, a program which monitors the efficiency of running processes. It prioritizes all processes running in order to obtain the maximum effectiveness of your CPU with a technology BitSum calls ProBalance.

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 ProcessGovernor.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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ProcessGovernor.exe file information

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

The process known as Process Lasso core engine or Process Lasso process management engine belongs to software Process Lasso by Bitsum Technologies ( or Bitsum.

Description: ProcessGovernor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ProcessGovernor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 230,416 bytes (7% of all occurrences), 333,328 bytes and 34 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. ProcessGovernor.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with ProcessGovernor.exe, you can also contact Customer Service or uninstall the software Process Lasso or Process Lasso Pro using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

Monitors your system services to keep system running in best condition.
Dieser Prozess/Task gehört zu dem Program "Process Lasso 3.8 Express". Die VersionsNr. muss nicht die gleiche sein, da bin ich mir nicht sicher. Wenn dieser Prozess bei Ihnen aktiv ist haben Sie warscheinlich das Programm auch installiert mit der Absicht die Leistung ihres Systems zu verbessern.
  R.Grote   (further information)
Process lasso engine : process monitor
  Totofe   (further information)
core engine process lasso

Summary: Average user rating of ProcessGovernor.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think ProcessGovernor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ProcessGovernor issues

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