Is pcs_agnt.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of pcs_agnt.exe:









File purpose and description:

This program is a business related program from IBM. It will be found in large corporations, and will most likely never be found on a home desktop since this is business related software. The IBM documentation defines this as: Node Initialization hidden application program PCS_AGNT.EXE acts as the agent for virtual device drivers (VxDs) that use the Message Facility to log messages. When PCS_AGNT.EXE called the Message Facility VxD VDIBMLOG.VXD to copy a message from another VxD into the buffer of PCS_AGNT.EXE, the latter buffer was not large enough to contain the entire message, and overflow occurred. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
pcs_agnt.exe

File type:
This program is an executable program from IBM software.

File or folder location:
This can be found in the following folder : C:\Program Files\IBM\Personal Communications\


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, pcs_agnt.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of pcs_agnt.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!