What is psr.exe?

The genuine psr.exe file is a software component of Password Safe and Repository by MATESO GmbH.
Password Safe and Repository is a solution in password and identity management. Its user interface is intuitive and its functionality allows users to build up a protected password database. The program has won many awards and is available to suit a variety of users - from a private user to an Enterprise level for corporate environments. MATESO was established in 2002.

PSR stands for Password Safe and Repository

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 psr.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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Psr.exe file information

The process known as Steps Recorder belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original psr.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. Psr.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 696,320 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 670,720 bytes or 566,784 bytes. 
Psr.exe is a Windows system file. The program has a visible window. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Psr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous.

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If psr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 3,441,072 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 6,291,688 bytes or 6,329,576 bytes. The file has a digital signature. The psr.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run).

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with psr.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPassword Safe and Repository 7 or Password Safe and Repository or visit the website.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as psr.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the psr.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 psr issues

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