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What is pctptt.exe?

Pctptt.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 pctptt.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.

Pctptt.exe file information

The process known as PCTPTT.EXE belongs to software unknown by PCtel (www.pctel.com).

Description: Pctptt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. pctptt.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 71,168 bytes (70% of all occurrences) or 68,096 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pctptt.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify pctptt.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "CountrySelection" is not required to run at start up. Country selection for a PCtel HSP56 based modem. Often found in OEM (Dell,Compaq, HP, etc) systems for their modems included on the motherboard or as a separate card. Once you've set the modem up to the chosen country it's not required

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

pctptt.exe is a diagnostic tool for PCTEL modems. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference

Summary: Average user rating of pctptt.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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