PPAP.exe Removal (PPLive) – What is PPAP.exe? How to Remove PPAP.exe?
Every time you start PPLive (an online video streaming software), it will also start a process known as PPAP.exe which act like a Web Accelerator. Just like PPSAP.exe from PPStream, even if you’ve closed PPLive, PPAP.exe will continue to run on background (which means you wouldn’t notice its existence). PPAP.exe is a process that automatically access the network and continuously sharing your previously streamed data with other users in the PPLive network. In this way, your internet speed can be seriously slowed down.
After launching PPLive for the first time on your computer, PPAP.exe will automatically be set to run each time you start up your computer. However, you can disable ppap.exe from running on startup by disabling it in the msconfig utility (refer to method 2 below). But, if you run PPLive again after using this method, ppap.exe will be re-enabled to run on startup automatically.
How to get rid of PPAP.exe? – Method 1
PPAP.exe is also a crucial process for smooth streaming experience on PPSstream. You can kill (switch off) the process when you don’t need it. I do this every time I switch on my computer to ensure that my internet speed wouldn’t be affected by it. Don’t worry, it will re-appear when you play a video on PPLive. To kill the process:
Step 1: Right click on your taskbar and then select Start Task Manager. (Or open it by holding and pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL keys)
Step 2: Go to the Process tab.
Step 3: Find and select PPAP.exe from the list of processes.
Step 4: While it’s highlighted, click on End Process button. Press End Process again when it asks for confirmation.
That’s it! The process has been stopped. It won’t start up itself unless you play a video on PPLive or reboot your computer.
How to get rid of PPAP.exe? – Method 2
This method is for those who no longer use PPLive or those who use it very rarely. You can disable PPAP.exe from running on startup automatically via the MSConfig Utility. As what I’ve mentioned above, when you run PPLive next time after using this method, PPAP.exe will be re-enabled to run on startup again. However, you can repeat this method if PPLive is rarely used.
Step 1: The easiest way to access MSCONFIG is by going to Start -> and then type msconfig into the search box -> wait for a second for the windows to search for the utility -> click on the msconfig shown under Programs.
Step 2: Now go to the Startup tab and locate the item named PPTV 网路电视 by PPLive Corporation. Uncheck (untick) the item and then click on Apply -> Ok.
That’s it! PPAP.exe won’t appear again during computer startup until the next time you launch PPLive.
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