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What is pctptt.exe?

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 pctptt.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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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 C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/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: MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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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.

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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
  Fairz  

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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Best practices for resolving pctptt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with pctptt. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the pctptt.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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