The Parsec Daemon Is Not Running!


If you experience this issue it means that the Parsec Core Application (the Daemon 😈) is unable to start when you launch your Parsec app.  

We've reduced the number of times the app is communicating with the Daemon, so you might get this as a false positive report on your computer if the Parsec app has been open for a long time and minimized or on a second screen. Please just quit Parsec and reopen it. If that doesn't work, keep reading please...

There are a couple remediation steps to try:

  • Confirm that Parsec is installed in the C Drive here - C:\Program Files\Parsec\
  • Confirm that Parsecd.exe and Parsec.exe are not running in Task manager before launching Parsec again
  • Confirm that Windows Defender isn't blocking Parsecd.exe and Parsec.exe Go to Start > Settings > Updates & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings > Add or remove exclusions.
  • If none of these work, please visit c:\Program Files\Parsec and run parsecd.exe. This is the Daemon, and it should work after running it manually.