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Process name: PWSOCK32
Application using this process: Compaq PATHWORKS 32
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is pwsock32.dll doing on my computer?
pwsock32.dll is a PWSOCK32 belonging to Compaq PATHWORKS 32 from Digital Equipment Corporation Non-system processes like pwsock32.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.
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Is pwsock32.dll harmful?
pwsock32.dll has not been assigned a security rating yet. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
pwsock32.dll is unrated
Can I stop or remove pwsock32.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. pwsock32.dll is used by 'Compaq PATHWORKS 32'.This is an application created by 'Digital Equipment Corporation'. To stop pwsock32.dll permanently uninstall 'Compaq PATHWORKS 32' 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 pwsock32.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.