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 port 5309 is open on your local network. Please open port 5309 if it's closed via Windows Firewall. Here's how you can do that. You can check if something else is using the port following the tips here.
  • 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.