Disable Protexis LIcensing Service (PSIService.exe)
I noticed a warning on my Win7 machine about updating the Protexis Licensing service. I obviously asked myself, “WTF?” It turns out it is a third party service installed by Corel! Those idiots allow a spyware type app to check on DRM. I found a link to disable it and Corel runs fine. I found these instructions to disable it without affecting the application (Corel) that installed it here: My Digital Life
I guess other vendors use this too. I just don’t like information on how my computer is used to be sent to an unknown party. This is my home machine and my wife finds PaintShop a handy little app. I will now add Protexis to my list of things to search for when my computer begins to boot slowly or have other issues.
If you have had some issues with this service I would like to hear about it.