"Program Compatibility Assistant Service - pcasvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Program Compatibility Assistant Service" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Program Compatibility Assistant Service" service related to pcasvc.dll?

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A

"Program Compatibility Assistant Service" is a Windows 8 service that provides support for the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA). PCA monitors programs installed and run by the user and detects known compatibility problems. If this service is stopped, PCA will not function properly. "Program Compatibility Assistant Service" service is provided by pcasvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Program Compatibility Assistant Service" service:

Service name: PcaSvc
Display name: Program Compatibility Assistant Service
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Program Compatibility Assistant Service" service is provided by a program called: pcasvc.dll:

Name: pcasvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\pcasvc.dll
Description: Program Compatibility Assistant Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 405504 bytes
Modified: 10/24/2012 3:24:35 AM UTC

Disabling "Program Compatibility Assistant Service" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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