What is pcs.exe?
The pcs.exe file is associated with a spyware program known as PC Spy. This process monitors your browsing habits and passes the data to a third party. This process may also cause advertising pop-ups or adware to appear on your screen.
Is pcs.exe a security threat?
Yes, it definitely is. If you find this process running on your system, we recommend you immediately take the appropriate actions to remove this process and its associated files from your system. ?
How does the pcs.exe process enter a system?
This file gets installed on your system with the installation of the spyware program to which it is attached. The spyware, PC Spy to which this file is attached is usually manually installed by the user and does not enter your system as a hidden software. Many times, somebody else may install this software on your computer to keep track of your computer activities.
How to verify if pcs.exe is running on your computer
To check if pcs.exe is running on your computer or not, press Ctrl+Alt+Del. Next, in the Windows Task Manager window, click the Processes tab to view the list of current process running on your system. Go through this list to check if the pcs.exe process is running on your PC or not. If you find this process present, take the proper corrective measures to get rid of pcs.exe.
How to remove pcs.exe
To remove the pcs.exe process manually, perform the following steps:
Note: We recommend using the manual removal process only if you feel comfortable in performing these steps. Deletion of a wrong file or termination of a wrong process may cause serious damage to your system.
- Open the Windows Task Manager window and click the Processes tab.
- First, select the crrst32.exe process and click End Process.
- Next, select the pce.exe process and click End Process.
- Now, double-click on the My Computer icon to open its corresponding Window.
- Go to the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
- Here, click on the View tab and select the Show hidden files and folders option.
- Now, open the Start menu and select the Search command.
- Now perform a search to locate the following files.
Manually removing spyware from a computer can be a tedious process. At the same time, it is also difficult to ensure complete removal of malicious programs from the system. This is the reason why it is best to use a robust security tool such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease to perform a scan of your PC and get rid of all malicious data from it. You must ensure that these security tools are always up-to-date with the latest malware signatures so that you are ready to combat the latest security threats.
After getting rid of pcs.exe, we recommend running a registry scan using a reliable registry cleaning software such as RegServe to remove any incorrect or corrupt keys that this program may have added to the registry.