What is PRTG Server.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 PRTG Server.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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PRTG Server.exe file information

The process known as PRTG Server belongs to software PRTG Network Monitor or PRTG Server by Paessler AG (

Description: PRTG Server.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PRTG Server.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 6,876,944 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 6,917,904 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. PRTG Server.exe is digitally signed. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. PRTG Server.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs, connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with PRTG Network Monitor come up, you may also want to uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), use the software publisher’s support site or look for a new, improved version.

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If PRTG Server.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 4,525,840 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows system file.

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


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Best practices for resolving PRTG Server issues

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