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Application using this process: Windows Portable Devices
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is portabledevicetypes.dll doing on my computer?
PortableDeviceTypes.dll is a system file for Windows Portable Devices. WPD enables computers to communicate with attached media and storage devices, such as music players, storage devices, mobile phones, cameras etc.
Non-system processes like portabledevicetypes.dll 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.
In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.
Is portabledevicetypes.dll 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.
portabledevicetypes.dll is a safe process
Can I stop or remove portabledevicetypes.dll?
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. portabledevicetypes.dll is used by 'Windows Portable Devices'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft'. To stop portabledevicetypes.dll permanently uninstall 'Windows Portable Devices' 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 portabledevicetypes.dll 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.
Why is portabledevicetypes.dll giving me errors?Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.
Why do I have multiple instances of portabledevicetypes.dll?
Multiple copies of a process in your task manager may indicate the presence of a virus or Trojan. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus software and perform a full scan to identify any such cases.
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