User Login

Help Community Login:

What is "C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE"? Is it a Virus / Malware? - SOLVED

1 reply [Last post]
Baez's picture
Baez
Joined: 03/03/2009
Posts: 16
Drops: 38

I have a file in my Windows Startup named "UpdReg.EXE" in my Windows folder (C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE), is it a virus and if not, what is it? Can I disable it without harming my computer? TY

I Averaged: 4 | 1 vote


Read More ...





Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
STaRDoGG's picture
From:
Olympus
STaRDoGG
Head Mucky MuckJoined the Dark SidePremium Member (Gold)I'm a Code Monkey!The Steel CurtainI use FirefoxI use Google ChromeI use Internet ExplorerI use SafariLinux UserMac UserWindows UserI donated to GeekDrop simply because I love it!Booga Booga BoogaI took a bite of the AppleFormer Phrozen Crew MemberI'm MagicMember of VileThe Dr. put the stem on the apple!The JokerSomeone thinks you're udderly delightful!
Relationship Status:
Divorced
Joined: 01/14/2009
Posts: 2549
Drops: 2998
Mood: Curious
Re: What is "C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE"? Is it a Virus / ...
Baez wrote:

I have a file in my Windows Startup named "UpdReg.EXE" in my Windows folder (C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE), is it a virus and if not, what is it? Can I disable it without harming my computer?

Short Answer:
"C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE" is not needed and it is safe to disable or remove it from your Windows StartUp folder and/or registry start up locations. You can even completely delete the file from your system if you want to.

Long Answer:
"C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE" is part of Creative's (the company) software suites or driver packages to periodically remind you to register your Creative product. You probably have (or used to have) a Creative SoundBlaster type of sound card, or something similar by the company, installed on your computer, and UpdReg.EXE was installed along with it at some point, whether by manually installing the drivers / software or possibly even via Windows Update. So, unless you like to be nagged ... errr .. "reminded" to register your purchases, you can disable or remove the file from your system with no ill effects.



Shhh.. dont tell anyone, but we also have a private forum area with the really good stuff, see?

Who's New

askomonev's picture
Haroom Khan's picture
dnayaroland's picture
hosecansu's picture
princessbell68's picture
_decoded's picture
jenandrews1975's picture
rollupbanner's picture
molbari's picture
Iliqnze123's picture
koste1's picture
pamjblack's picture
mongeau's picture
EmilyRose's picture
golith's picture
facebook codes exploits tips tricks Phrozen Crew
All contents ©Copyright GeekDrop 2009-2017
TOS | Privacy Policy