What is Pserv2.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 Pserv2.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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Pserv2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Pserv2
Pserv2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as pserv2 appears to belong to software pserv2 by

Description: Pserv2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Pserv2.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 225,280 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 71,168 bytes. 
It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Pserv2.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 77% dangerous.

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If Pserv2.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 18% dangerous. The file size is 229,376 bytes. The program has a visible window. The Pserv2.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The Pserv2.exe file is not a Windows core file. Pserv2.exe is able to monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Pserv2.exe. Therefore, you should check the Pserv2.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 Pserv2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Pserv2. 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 Pserv2.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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