pci.sys - Is pci.sys spyware, adware, or a virus?

what is pci.sys?
Purpose of pci.sys:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. pci.sys

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
pci.sys was most likely on your pc when you first purchased it. Always verify the exact disk and folder location as shown below, as this helps verify it is not spyware or virus related (by making sure its not a copied name just placed in other odd locations). This is a system driver file, and it is from Microsoft. If you are receiving a message stating: "Pci.sys Is Missing or Corrupt" Error Message When You Start Windows..... then you should restore this file. This file is considered safe, it is not virus or spyware related. Visit pci.sys for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the pci.sys location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys is where this is found in your system.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, pci.sys may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. pci.sys can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is pci.sys spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove pci.sys?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    pci.sys was most likely on your pc when you first purchased it. Always verify the exact disk and folder location as shown below, as this helps verify it is not spyware or virus related (by making sure its not a copied name just placed in other odd locations). This is a system driver file, and it is from Microsoft. If you are receiving a message stating: "Pci.sys Is Missing or Corrupt" Error Message When You Start Windows..... then you should restore this file. This file is considered safe, it is not virus or spyware related. C:\windows\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys is where this is found in your system. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.