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Startup program entry details:

PDService.exe (pdservice.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


Part of SafeGuard PrivateDisk from Sophos (formerly by Utimaco) - which "securely and transparently protects sensitive files on notebooks and desktop computers, regardless of their location (local hard disk, removable media, network file servers), all the time without forcing the user to think about security." As well as providing System Tray access to the main program GUI, this entry also mounts the secured virtual drive(s) when the system boots if you have configured them this way and set the "Automatic Login at Startup" option. This entry isn't required if you mount them manually

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDService.exe] "C:\Program Files\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDService.exe] "C:\Program Files\Lenovo\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDService.exe] "C:\Programmer\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDService.exe] C:\Archivos de programa\Utimaco\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDService.exe] "C:\Programme\IBM ThinkVantage\SafeGuard PrivateDisk\pdservice.exe"

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