The pnkbstra.exe process is an integral part of the PunkBuster client. The client is installed on a user system when accessing a multi-player game that uses PunkBuster by Even Balance, … Read more


The adb.exe process allows for the execution of the Android Debug Bridge. It is a command line tool that allows a user to communicate with Android devices (via emulator or … Read more


The smss.exe process is a Microsoft Windows NT component. It executes during system boot and handles a variety of tasks including the creation of environment variables, starting the kernel and … Read more


The w3wp.exe process is a worker process for Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Services). The function of this process is to run web applications and handle requests sent to the web … Read more


The jusched.exe process is related to the Java Auto Update Scheduler. When located in the default Java install directory, the file is known to be secure. Java has a suite … Read more


The perfmon.exe process is responsible for the Windows Performance Monitor and has been known to use up a large portion of CPU resources. As this process is responsible for monitoring … Read more


The taskhost.exe process is a generic host process and it is responsible for running .dll files and not .exe files. The taskhost process performs a check on ‘Services’ upon system … Read more


The javaw.exe process is related to the Java Command Line Tool. Though it is related to the command line tool, it has no visible console window and can run in … Read more


The igfxtray.exe process is installed as part of the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver packages. While the majority of users will have this driver for Windows operating systems, Intel does … Read more