What is PDesk.exe?
PDesk.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 PDesk.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.
PDesk.exe file information
Description: PDesk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PDesk.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 684,032 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 651,264 bytes, 667,648 bytes or 622,592 bytes.
The file is not a Windows system file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. PDesk.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify PDesk.exe related errors
If PDesk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 712,704 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 3,971,860 bytes, 2,962,944 bytes or 2,702,336 bytes.
It is able to record keyboard inputs. It is not a Windows system file.
PDesk.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet.
You can completely remove PowerDesk or Personal Desktop XP (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
External information from Paul Collins:
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PDesk.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PDesk.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.
Steve Peters (further information)
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