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Process name: PC Tools AntiVirus Client
Application using this process: PC Tools AntiVirus Client
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is pctav.exe doing on my computer?
pctav.exe is a PC Tools AntiVirus Client from PC Tools Research Pty Ltd belonging to PC Tools AntiVirus Client Non-system processes like pctav.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.
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Is pctav.exe harmful?
This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
pctav.exe is a safe process
Can I stop or remove pctav.exe?
Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. pctav.exe is used by 'PC Tools AntiVirus Client'.This is an application created by 'PC Tools Research Pty Ltd'. To stop pctav.exe permanently uninstall 'PC Tools AntiVirus Client' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.
Is pctav.exe CPU intensive?
This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.