Disable Pervasive Notification Viewer

If you’re using the Pervasive PSQL engine, you’ll probably have the Pervasive Notification Viewer in the systray. It’s a small application that notifies you of anything related to the PSQL engine. The application itself uses about 20 MB of RAM, which can lead to a lot of wasted memory if running on a remote desktop server. The application launches from a shortcut in the global startup start menu folder, which is buried here:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp

The file is called “Run Notification Viewer in background.lnk”.

You can delete it, but it’s better to move this file to your own personal startup folder, for example as Administrator:

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

That way the notification viewer only runs when the Administrator logs in, so you’ll still be apprised of any licensing or other Pervasive PSQL troubles that run through the notification viewer.