What is pds.exe? Is pds.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: CBA -- Ping Discovery Service
Product: Intel Common Base Agent or Symantec AntiVirus Server or CBA -- Ping Discovery Service or Compaq Remote Monitor Service or Java 2 Runtime Environment or Hotfix for Microsoft .NET or Microsoft SQL Server (version 2000)
The pds.exe is installed as part of the standalone Intel LANDesk Management Suite or software which has the Intel Alert Management System (AMS) integrated into it, one such being the Symantec Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition suite (NAV CE). This process helps discover all the registered products in the host. This information in turn can be used by the AMS-powered software to monitor the installed products.
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Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!
Average user rating of pds.exe: based on 16 votes. Read also the 5 reviews.
741 users ask for this file. 11 users rated it as not dangerous. 1 user rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous.
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