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PSIService.exe

Flie Name: PSIService.exe Product:
Author: Protexis Inc or Corel Corporation Security Rating:

PSIService.exe is a process that belongs to Protexis Licensing service which provides copy protection and license management function. Protexis is a third-party technology partner that Corel has engaged to provide product licensing protection. Thus, this process is usually installed by other software that needs this to provide copy protection, trial downloads and even product registration for its users. This process is also used by the Protexis system for Corel products, controlling the time out period of the trial and other license management issues. The process won't connects to Internet unless it is activated, and it is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder and has a size of 174656 bytes.

Recommendation:

PSIservice.exe is not a critical component. It is also recommended that it should not be removed as it may be used by both Corel and non-Corel softwares for license management. If it is removed/disabled, it may cause software to stop working.

Users Opinions

Francisco
Read a lot of opinions saying \"eat ram\" \"bloated the system\" and so on... I\'m not even gonna get into the \"spyware/rootkit\" argument, but I wanna lay this out there. If a service that \"eats\" 0.5MB of your ram is causing you trouble, or bloating your system, maybe you should upgrade your system before trying to run any software of the Corel Suite. And to answer some guy\'s question \"if it\'s not spyware, why is not deleted when you uninstall Corel?\" FIRST \"why is not deleted\" is grammatically incorrect. SECOND because it also controls the trial validation period. if it didn\'t stay there you could just uninstall the trial version and reinstall it an run it without activating for ever. I rest my case your honor.
popularity 1 negativ 163 report Report Abuse
Cloe
I Dont´t want to install any corel software because this service.
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Smilee
Correl spy. Doesn't do much, but removing it, will render your program useless.
popularity 3 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
PISSSSSSSED OFF
If the potential buyer knew that a rootkit, a call home feature and spider ran constantly (which eat ram and bloated the system) no one would buy the product. I know I would not, I purchased this product after comparing what it could do compared to others on the market and no where did anyone tell me I was paying for the right to intall spyware and would be forced to allow the program to phone home all the time and subject my computer to hackers with a #$!##$ rootkit. NO PROGRAM is worth the violation of my privacy!
popularity 10 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Blackplan
Installed with Corel, Fucks Legit Users, Eats Memory. Had to kill with cmd and remove .dlls seperately after uninstalling the trial. Essentially a rootkit.
popularity 2 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
TiredOfStupid PeopleActinhLikeTheyKnowWhatTheyreTa
Actually, the most amusing part of this is that I don't own any program (or shared progam-base) by Corel... And STILL have this program. Perhaps you people should think, read and research before speaking... I think a 'STFU' is in order, ja?
popularity 0 negativ 199 report Report Abuse
Rocco
Stopped the service, Corel PSP X won't start. At least in my case, it doesn't suck any processor time.
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Soul
PSIService is part of Protexis copy protection DRM (digital rights management) and license management software, which intends to protect a software or application from piracy and illegal copying. Thus PSI service is normally installed by another program, such as Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, Corel Paint Shop Pro XI (X1), Corel Paint Shop Pro X, that uses its service to gather licensing information to send home much like spyware, ensure copy protection and authenticate user that uses genuine version of the program.  More information
popularity 20 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Morgan
Appears to installed with Act! 2010 as well. Uninstalled ACT and the service went away.
popularity 1 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Mariel
It's a shame that companies treat their customers like criminals and cripple their computers with these resource hogging services. I gave it a neutral rating because it really isn't a virus or a trojan, but since it calls the mothership (Corel/Protexis), it's technically spyware. There's an open source program called GIMP that can do everything PSP does and it doesn't bundle in all of this DRM crap.
popularity 0 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
shadow
i'm running a quad core x940 phenom, this is using all available of 1 core....i uninstalled corel [came with motherboard] and this iswqwhen it starts running....seems to belooking for corel!!!!! deleted!
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Nanbil
If it does not provide a function useful to you the user it should not be there. My PSP X2 12.5 runs without it.
popularity 0 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
Kevin
If you don't want the Protexis service running, then just open the Services control panel and set it to 'Disabled' - done. Then if you ever do need it, in order to run a program, just open Services and 'Start' it manually. Really not a big deal.
popularity 3 negativ 1 report Report Abuse
whitejag
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. Best regards, ___________________________________ Pat Macleod > Customer Support Protexis Inc. support@protexis.com  More information
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Wayne
A lot of talk saying nothing. Looks like Corel and other software needs/installs it, but does not uninstall it because another program might be using it. Too much CPU overhead, so if you don\'t need it ... kill it.
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
asfsdg
Safe according to WinPatrol.  More information
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Bugged
Corel Paintshop Pro Photo X2 will not run if you have Norton 360, V3.0 installed. The program freezes your computer and has to be killed using ctl/alt/delete.
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
JWSRVL
If it is not spyware, why is not deleted when you uninstall Corel?
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
jason humphrey
I don\'t know mean it
popularity 0 negativ 0 report Report Abuse
Yowsa
Wow. Now I understand why so many sites don\'t allow public comment. About 80 to 90% of everything posted on just about every process is wrong.
popularity 1 negativ 13 report Report Abuse
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