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What is PGService.exe?

PGService.exe is an executable file that is part of the Lenovo Motion Control program developed by PointGrab. The software generally consists of 84.22MB in size.

The .exe breadth of a file name shows an executable file. In some cases, executable files can damage your computer. Please read the following to decide for yourself whether the PGService.exe file on your computer is a virus or a Trojan horse that you should delete, or whether it is a valid Windows operating system file or a trusted application.

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Is PGService.exe safe or is it a virus or malware?

The first thing that will help you establish whether a particular file is a legitimate Windows procedure or a virus is the location of the executable itself. As an example, a procedure such as PGService.exe should be run from C: Program Files Lenovo Motion Control WebcamSplitterServer.exe and not anywhere else.

To confirm, open Task Manager, go to View -> Choose Columns and select "Image Path Name" to add a location column to your Task Manager. If you find a suspicious directory here, it may be a good idea to investigate this procedure further.

Another tool that can sometimes help you detect faulty processes is Microsoft's Process Explorer. Start the program and activate "Check Captions" in Options. Now go to View -> Choose Columns and add "Verified Signer" as one of the columns.

If the "Verified Signer" status of a procedure shows as "Unable to verify", you should take a look at the procedure. Not all good Windows processes have a verified signature tag, but neither do any of the bad ones.

The most important facts about PGService.exe:

  • Situated in C: Lenovo Motion Control Program Files subfolder
  • Editor: PointGrab
  • Full path: C: Program Files Lenovo Motion Control WebcamSplitterServer.exe
  • Help file:
  • Editor URL:
  • Known for being up to the task 84.22MB in size on most Windows;

If you have had any difficulties with this executable, you should establish whether it is trustworthy before deleting PGService.exe. To do this, look for this procedure in the Task Manager.

Find your location and compare the size etc. with the above data.

If you suspect that you may be infected with a virus, you should try to fix it immediately. To delete PGService.exe virus, you must download and install a comprehensive security application like Malwarebytes. Keep in mind that not all tools can detect all types of malware, so you may need to try several options before being successful.

At the same time, the functionality of the virus may affect the removal of PGService.exe. In this circumstance, you should enable Safe mode with networking - a secure environment that disables most processes and loads only the most necessary services and drivers. When you are there you can run a security program and full system scan.

Can I delete or delete PGService.exe?

You should not delete a safe executable file without a valid reason, as this can affect the performance of any associated programs that use that file. Make sure to keep your software and programs up to date to avoid future problems caused by corrupted files. As for software functionality issues, check for driver and software updates more frequently so there is little to no risk of such issues occurring.

According to various sources online,
People's 8% delete this file so it may be harmless., but it is recommended that you check the reliability of this executable yourself to determine if it is safe or a virus. The best diagnosis for these suspicious files is a full system scan with Reimage. If the file is classified as malicious, these applications will additionally remove PGService.exe and remove the associated malware.

However, if it is not a virus and requires deleting PGService.exe, you can uninstall Lenovo Motion Control from your computer using its uninstaller, which should be located at: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information{A7B68D5F-A468-493F-AD3D -625001293E19} setup.exe “-runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly. If you cannot find your uninstaller, you may need to uninstall Lenovo Motion Control to completely remove PGService.exe. You can use the Add or Remove Programs feature in the Windows Control Panel.

  • 1. In the Start Menu , click on Control Panel, and later under Programs:
    o Windows Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10: click Uninstall a program.
    o Windows XP: click Add or delete programs.

  • 2. When you find the program Lenovo Motion Control, click on it and then:
    o Windows Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10: click Uninstall.
    o Windows XP: click the Erase or Change and delete tab .
  • 3. Follow the prompts to delete Lenovo Motion Control.

Common PGService.exe Error Messages

The most common PGService.exe errors that can appear are:

• "PGService.exe Application Error."
• “PGService.exe failed”.
• “PGService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience".
• "PGService.exe is not a valid Win32 application."
• "PGService.exe is not running."
• "PGService.exe not found."
• "Cannot find PGService.exe."
• "Error starting program: PGService.exe."
• 'Bad Application Path: PGService.exe'.

These .exe error messages can occur during the installation of a program, during the execution of its associated software program, Lenovo Motion Control, during Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the installation of the Windows operating system. Keeping track of when and where the PGService.exe error occurs is important information when it comes to troubleshooting.

How to repair PGService.exe

A clean and tidy computer is one of the best alternatives to avoid problems with Lenovo Motion Control. This means running malware scans, cleaning your hard drive with cleanmgr and sfc / scannow, uninstall programs you no longer require, monitor autostart programs, and enable automatic Windows updates. Don't forget to always perform regular backups or at least set recovery points.

If you have a bigger problem, try to remember the last thing you did or the last thing you installed before the problem. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even in case of serious problems, instead of reinstalling Windows, you should try to repair your installation or, in the case of Windows 8, by running the command DISM.exe / Online / Image Cleanup / Restorehealth. This enables you to repair the operating system without data loss.

To help you analyze the PGService.exe procedure on your computer, you may find the following programs useful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including built-in hidden processes such as keyboard and browser monitoring or startup entries automatic. A single security risk rating indicates how likely it is to be spyware, malware, or a potential Trojan horse. This antivirus detects and removes spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, malware, and trackers from your hard drive.

Download or reinstall PGService.exe

It is not recommended to download replacement exe files from any download site, as these may contain viruses etc. If you need to download or reinstall PGService.exe, we suggest that you reinstall the main application associated with it. Lenovo Motion Control.

Operating system information

PGService.exe errors can occur on any of the following Microsoft Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Xp
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000

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