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What does the BMUpdate.exe file do?

The BMUpdate.exe process is also known as BMUpdate MFC Application or, as the case may be, BMLauncher MFC Application and is a part of BMUpdate Application or, as the case may be, BMLauncher Application. This software is produced by EchoBahn.com. An obsolete or defective version of BMUpdate.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about BMUpdate.exe BMUpdate MFC Application

BMUpdate.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file BMUpdate.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 176,128 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 180,224 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. BMUpdate.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves BMUpdate.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about BMUpdate?

Came with Visioneer's ScanSoft software.
Pat Mc.
172KB application;Modified: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 2:12:36; Created(on MYCOMP~1)Monday, June, 20, 2005 11:17:19AM(GMT -06:00)
tommywho70x
bmupdate.exe is a software bundler with scanner drivers allowing you to manage bookmarks as well as displaying third party advertisments. This process is not vital to the system or any application and should be removed to free up resources.
Josh Kampschmidt
it is an auto downloader for the visioneer scanner
bmupdate.exe is a software bundler with scanner drivers allowing you to manage bookmarks as well as displaying third party advertisments. This process is not vital to the system or any application and should be removed to free up resources.
Joshua Kampschmidt

Summary: 3 users judge BMUpdate.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted BMUpdate.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall BMUpdate Application or BMLauncher Application

To remove BMUpdate MFC Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate BMUpdate Application or BMLauncher Application in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if BMUpdate.exe (BMUpdate MFC Application) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of BMUpdate MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for BMUpdate MFC Application or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or BMUpdate.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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