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What is PsiService_2.exe?

PsiService_2.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if PsiService_2.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

PsiService_2.exe file information

The process known as PsiService PsiService belongs to software PsiService System Service or CorelDRAW Graphics Suite (version X4, X5 - IPM, X6 - IPM, X5, X6, X5 - IPM HSE) or Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo (version X2) or WordPerfect Lightning - IPM or WordPerfect Office (version X4 - IPM, X6 - IPM) or Adobe Premiere Elements (version 10 HD) or Corel Painter Essentials (version 4) by Protexis (www.protexis.com) or arvato digital services llc.

Description: PsiService_2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file PsiService_2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 185,632 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 189,728 bytes and 7 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/psiservice_2.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The PsiService_2.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The process can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. PsiService_2.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The software publisher Corel provides direct support (www.corel.com/support/ or www.corel.com/support). You could remove the entire program CorelDRAW or Corel WinDVD using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify PsiService_2.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PsiService_2.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PsiService_2.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

That's Service from Corel WinDVD.Without this process You can't watch HD Movies with CorelDVD.The Process is Safe and Trusted by Microsoft.
  Valio Vulkov  
Trojan backdoor, usually added with programs' setups or games' cracks
  Robert Silverd  
comes with Corel products for copy protection
  jerry   (further information)
Protexis RED (Retail Electronic Distribution) enables online digital content distribution, connecting publishers directly with retailers to deliver digital content to online consumers. It may be installed with other programs, like Corel.
  Matt   (further information)
based on the supplied information, if psi service is in windows folder it is virus/trojan if not it is the trusted software
SAGE uses it as License check for ACT!
  Klaus Schmitz   (further information)
Installed and run by ACT! by SAGE for software licensing, if you have ACT!, keep it. Installs to PsiService_2.exe 32-bit OS: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service 64-bit OS: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Protexis\License Service
  Alan Lee  
protexis is NOT removed when you uninstall all your corel products therefore it's crapware if not spyware/virus. corel is stupid to inflict it on ppl who own corel products as there are *many* better licensing companies out there.
Installed by Corel WinDVD 11 setup, but not removed by uninstallation.
DRM service - a form of malware. Find out which program installed it and find a safer alternative. Make sure to uninstall Protexis itself, it won't be removed when unistalling whatever it was packaged with.
  Kiril Trichkov   (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PsiService_2.exe: based on 17 votes with 11 user comments.
8 users think PsiService_2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think PsiService_2.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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