by Fish - 12/30/06 4:42 AM
Can anyone tell me what this is? I've never seen it before but it is now showing in my task manager.I tried google but make no sense of the results.
by: Fish December 30, 2006 4:42 AM PST
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The only thing i can find is that it is probably here
Try running some programs,such as spybot,trojan hunter,and an anti virus Heres a LINK for some programs.
possibilities Fish. It might have been installed with a game if you downloaded or installed pne recently. It also might be part of Panda antivirus if you either have that or have used the online scan recently. Do you know where it is on the computer??
Thank's to both of you for your reply.I just found that it is part of Paint Shop Pro which I did install recently.I only noticed PSIService.exe today and got suspisous.Thanks again for the help.Fish
(NT) Good deal Fish, Glad you got it figured out.
part of Paint Shop Pro...
which version of PSP did you install?? I have several different versions of PSP on my computers...... but I do NOT have PSIService.exe.....
To save everyone time.When i searched this hjt listed this unknown,i know that doesn't solve it,but may narrow it down.
Tom, I just found the exe on......
WhatsRunning.net - but I can ONLY look at the cache:
PSIService.exe 18.104.22.168 English - United States
cache link of whatsRunning
I didn't know about WhatsRunning.net
I found the same entry ....
in a different HJT as:
O23 - Service: ProtexisLicensing - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=131631 and here:
and NO problem with the service ! So..... fish is "good to go"
lol. Marianna I just posted before seeing your all clear.Thank you very much and thanks again to Tom and Roddy.
I can't read the second link,what language is it.
ok here goes
First off I have Paint Shop Pro Photo X1 installed.
I found the file in system32 folder after searching my PC for it.
I searched the Paint folder and saw it listed.Right click and opening properties showed the following
Im not too good at explaning this stuff.I certainly appreciate all of your help on this.Any more thoughts?
and you want it,there is no problem.If you don't want it you can remove it in add/remove.
Protexis Licensing Service
PSIService.exe = "Protexis Licensing Service", and is used by Corel...
Part of the Protexis (http://www.protexis.com) copy protection and license management software. This will typically be installed by other software that uses this to protect itself from being illegally copied. This is found in Paint "Shop Pro Photo XI"... This startup entry is installed as a Windows NT, 2000, 2003, or XP service. You can disable this by going to
START > CONTROL PANEL > ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS > SERVICES
Find ProtexisLicensing in the list, double click it, then change the "Startup type:" to DISABLED
This was driving me nuts it clogged up my event viewer
My memory was getting eaten up by this psi service. I followed your instructions to diable and now I am running much faster! Thank you Lord_Baul!
Ah, I see..... I bought it for my daughter. As she does not live here in town, I will have to wait until she installed it.
I have the PSP Pro 5 - 9 on my computers but NOT the Photo
I just see, there is a newsgroup > http://support.corel.com/scripts/rightnow.cfg/php.exe/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=754345
Fish, you should be safe with the service as nothing was found in the HJT logs.
Thank you for confirming that Im good to go.
I think your daughter will really like the new software.
Thank's also for the newsgroup.It will be handy.
Have a Happy New Year.>))))*>
You Are Very Welcome
Photo X1 looked very interesting to me... guess, I also have to buy it for myself......
Happy New Year to you too !
I received the following information from Protexis, who owns this program, which is used to verify that there is a legitimate software license. I am running the latest Corel Paint Shop Pro.
Thanks for contacting Protexis Support,
You're correct; Protexis provides licensing services for Corel. A license check is performed each time you start your Corel product to verify a valid license is present on your machine.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Pat Macleod > Customer Support
This is old topic but yes, it's Protexis licensing as per
This is a service created from Protexx S.I.T.H. which is a company program which is under development by the Protexis Corporation. Protexx S.I.T.H. is a program used to alter your IP address and mask it using their secured VPN Network. Currently the program is trial software for 60days and can be found on Google. PSIService is the lincensing service used by S.I.T.H. to determine when your trial license is up and when you should renew your service with Protexis. the program isn't harmful it's just using up system resources, Go to Run, type msconfig and hit Enter.
Your System Configuration Utility will pop up. Click the Services Tab and scroll down the list and look for ProtexisLicensing and unclick the check mark in front of it, then click Apply down at the bottom. Close the box and it will ask you if you want to restart your computer but you don't have to. Open up your Task Manager and end the process of PSIService.exe. When you finally do restart your computer you'll get this window that pops up for your Sys. Config. Util., Click the box to not show this again and close the box.
PSIService.exe by Protexis, which installs a Protexis Licensing service or Protexis Licensing V2, apparently it's a spyware for CNET.
I use CNET for most of my downloads, I like it because it's a safe web site, and they let me know whenever there is an update for anything I've downloaded from them.
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