What is remoterm.exe?

The genuine remoterm.exe file is a software component of Pinnacle Media Center by Pinnacle Systems.
A remote terminal application for the Pinnacle Media Center, this process is run on demand and allows the user to remotely control various aspects of the hardware that supports the main media center. The Pinnacle Media Center is an audio and video suite that has multiple functions for A/V editing. Founded in 1986 in California, Pinnacle Systems is a leading manufacturer of AV hardware.

RemoTerm stands for Remote Terminal Control Application

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 remoterm.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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Remoterm.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with remoterm
Remoterm.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Remote Control Application or RemoTerm - Remote Control Application

belongs to software Pinnacle Systems Product Family or Pinnacle Media Center or Pinnacle DistanTV Server or STUDIO PCTV

by Pinnacle Systems ( or PCTV Systems S.à r.l or Pinnacle Systems GmbH (

Description: Remoterm.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Remoterm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 226,576 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 257,096 bytes, 61,440 bytes, 65,536 bytes or 90,112 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The file is not a Windows core file. Remoterm.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with remoterm.exe, you could also do the following:
  • visit the website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Pinnacle DistanTV Server or Pinnacle MediaCenter (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify remoterm.exe related errors

If remoterm.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 49% dangerous. The file size is 241,976 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 218,384 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The remoterm.exe file is digitally signed. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs.

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

Das ist das Empfangsprogramm für die Pinnacle Fernbedienung.
  Vampire   (further information)
Pinnacle Remote Control receiver
  Martijn Cox  
Para poder utilizar el mando a distancia de Pinnacle Tv
It's the server that belongs to the remote control (that conects to the SERIAL PORT) that came with pinnacle TV cards

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of remoterm.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think remoterm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving remoterm issues

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