What is PSNGive.exe?

The genuine PSNGive.exe file is a software component of Post-it® Software Notes Lite by
PSNGive.exe is an executable file that belongs to Post-it Software Notes Lite, a digital sticky note application. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Post-it Software Notes Lite is a freeware program designed for the Windows platform. The program is a simple utility that attaches notes to the desktop, mimicking 3M's physical Post-it notes. An infinite amount of notes may be created and the note's font can be changed. The notes also feature an alarm function. 3M is an American company that produces and sells more than 55,000 different types of products intended for industrial, medical, as well as personal use. The company was founded as a mining venture by John Dwan in 1902 and originally known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company. Today it a multinational conglomerate that sells products in over 200 countries worldwide. The company rakes in over $33 billion annually in revenue.

PSNGive stands for Post-it® Software Notes: Give Note

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 PSNGive.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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PSNGive.exe file information

The process known as Post-it® Software Notes: GiveNote belongs to software Post-it® Software Notes Lite or Post-it® Software Notes (version 2) by 3M (

Description: PSNGive.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PSNGive.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 65,536 bytes. 
The software has no file description. The program is not visible. The PSNGive.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program Post-it® Software Notes Lite or Post-it® Software Notes using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify PSNGive.exe related errors

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

Its a program - Post-it Notes for your desktop
  Erin Smith  
it run a lot of process
this is post it notes software file not at all dangerous
I noticed that my computer wouldn't link any site, then I went to the Windows Task manager and I saw a lot of processes over seventy of psngive.exe, then I deleted them and then I was able to link, and the error of no adequate memory was corrected. I think this software came with Logitech io pen and thus is needed for the pen.
  Rotimi Omojola  
PSNGive.exe is the process that runs when Post-It Notes Lite (and probably normal) is running. If you turn off the option to allow sending and receiving of notes, it will automatically go away.
  Eric Shields  
A worthless program installed with Post-It Notes Lite
Post-it® Software Notes - Lite is a smaller version of the Standard and Professional editions of Post-it® Software Notes. It includes most of the great features found in the Standard and Professional versions of the product. You can download Post-it® Software Notes - Lite for free and use it for as long as you like.

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Summary: Average user rating of PSNGive.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think PSNGive.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks PSNGive.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PSNGive issues

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