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What does the CheckUpdate.exe file do?

The CheckUpdate.exe process is also known as Xvid or, as the case may be, Glary Utilities CheckUpdate and is a part of Xvid Video Codec or, as the case may be, Glary Utilities PRO. This software is produced by Baidu or, as the case may be, Glarysoft (www.glarysoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of CheckUpdate.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 CheckUpdate.exe Xvid

CheckUpdate.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CheckUpdate.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 8,192 bytes (97% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 36,640 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). This file contains no information about the producer or the version. CheckUpdate.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files. For this reason, 34% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A CheckUpdate.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 263,448 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. CheckUpdate.exe is capable of supervise programs.

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 CheckUpdate.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 CheckUpdate?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall Xvid Video Codec or Glary Utilities PRO

To remove Xvid 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 Xvid Video Codec or Glary Utilities PRO in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if CheckUpdate.exe (Xvid) 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 Xvid. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Xvid 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 CheckUpdate.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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