pstores.exe - pstores process information

Process name: Protected Storage Service

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Windows errors related to pstores.exe?

pstores.exe a process belonging to the Protected Storage Server. It is used by internet related applications such as Internet Explorer to store confidential data. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify pstores.exe related errors.


pstores.exe should not be disabled, required for essential applications to work properly. It is highly recommended that you run a FREE performance scan to automatically optimize memory, CPU and Internet settings.

Damage to your computer's registry could be compromising your PC's performance and causing system slow-downs and crashes. We recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify and list harmful registry entries on your computer.

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Memory usage:

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