What does the check.exe file do?
The check.exe process is also known as Checker and is a part of Start Menu (Version 8). This software is produced by 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:
- Checker has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Checker 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.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module check.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about check.exe Checker
check.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Check.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 376,832 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 86,816 bytes.
It does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This check program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Check.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 60% 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 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 Start Menu
To remove Checker from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Start Menu in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if check.exe (Checker) 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 Checker. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Checker 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 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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