What is pctspk.exe?
The pctspk.exe process is installed on your PC along with a modem that is based on the PCTEL chipsets and its main purpose is to provide additional functionality, such as sound simulation to the hardware.
This file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Its most common size is 86,106 bytes. Other known sizes of this file are 163,840, 167,936, 180,224, 155,648, 176,128, 74,752, 68,608, 187,392, and 172,032 bytes.
The pctspk.exe process loads automatically when you start your system.?? An entry related to this file is stored in the registry in the following location:
Is it safe to terminate the pctspk.exe process?
Yes, you can safely terminate this process. However, if you use modems based on PCTEL chipsets, you will not be able to use the functions that this process provides.
Is pctspk.exe a safe file?
Yes, it is. However, malware programs may place harmful files on your system with the same name as legitimate, existing files. For instance, it is possible that another unsolicited process by the name pctspk.exe may also be running on your PC along with the true pctspk.exe process. To ensure this not the case, we recommend you go through the list of current processes running on your PC. You can view this list by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and then clicking on the Processes tab in the Windows Task Manager window. If only one pctspk.exe process is running, you are safe. More than one pctspk.exe process indicates your PC is infected and you will need to take proper measures to secure your system. Run a virus/malware scan of your entire system, using a reliable antivirus tool to remove the pctspk.exe virus and other infected files.
How to prevent pctsk.exe errors
The majority of exe errors, such as pctsk.exe errors occur due to malware infection. To prevent exe errors from occurring, you need to secure your machine against malicious programs, such as virus, worms, Trojans, adware, and spyware. To achieve this, install a robust antivirus tool, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and an antispyware tool, such as Spyware Cease on your PC and schedule regular virus/malware scans of your entire system. Also, ensure that your protective tools are updated with the latest virus definitions and security updates on a regular basis. This will allow your protective tools to identify and secure your system against the latest malware threats.
Another reason for exe errors is registry issues. To ensure your registry is clean and free from any invalid, corrupt, and obsolete entries, we recommend you schedule regular registry scans using a reliable registry cleaning tool, such as RegServe.