What does the check.exe file do?
The check.exe process is also known as OBRCheck and is a part of OBRCheck or, as the case may be, Start Menu (Version 8). This software is produced by acer (www.acer.com) or, as the case may be, IObit Information Technology. An obsolete or defective version of check.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- OBRCheck has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- OBRCheck has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- check.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module check.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about check.exe OBRCheck
check.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Check.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 245,760 bytes.
This check program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Check.exe is no part of Microsoft Windows. Check.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 29% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A check.exe file has a 61% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 376,832 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 86,816 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
Check.exe is capable of track other applications.
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 check.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 check?
|check.exe is either part of Acer eRecovery for Acer notebooks, allows the user to restore the operating system or backup the current system profile, thus ensuring system integrity. Or a malware. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges check.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted check.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall OBRCheck or Start Menu
To remove OBRCheck from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for OBRCheck or Start Menu in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if check.exe (OBRCheck) 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 OBRCheck. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for OBRCheck 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 check.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.