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What is pcsws.exe?

Pcsws.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if pcsws.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Pcsws.exe file information

The process known as PCSWS.EXE belongs to software IBM Personal Communications or IBM iSeries Access for Windows or IBM AS/400 Client Access by IBM (www.ibm.com).

Description: Pcsws.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. pcsws.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 751,104 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 842,281 bytes, 694,784 bytes, 612,864 bytes or 803,328 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pcsws.exe.html 
Pcsws.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
If problems with IBM AS/400 Client Access or IBM iSeries Access for Windows occur, you could also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs ).

Recommended: Identify pcsws.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pcsws.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pcsws.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

This is the AS/400 Terminal Emulator in IBM iSeries Acces for Windows (aka IBM Client Access)
It is part of IBM's Personal Communications (PCOMM)
Für AS/400 Sitzungen notwendig
tThis is not malware, it's an AS/400 process that if you terminate will not allow you to run AS/400 connections until you reboot.
  Gideon J.  
Das Programm wird für Terminalsitzungen auf einer AS400 benötigt.
AS 400 Sitzung 5250 Emulation
pcsws.exe process is running and application is not opening.Its open only in admin profile.
It's necessary for IBM I Series Access

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of pcsws.exe: based on 11 votes with 8 user comments.
10 users think pcsws.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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