What does the reg.exe file do?
The reg.exe process is also known as Reg MFC Application or, as the case may be, Registry Console Tool and is a part of 108Mbps Wireless LAN Adapter or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of reg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Reg MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Reg MFC Application 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)
- reg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module reg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about reg.exe Reg MFC Application
reg.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file reg.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 24,576 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The reg file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 33% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A reg.exe file has a 2% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 60,416 bytes. The reg file is part of the operating system. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager.
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 reg.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 reg?
|Commonly found with D-Link Wireless Driver Install. D-Link's version frequently breaks and goes into 100% CPU mode. Best thing to do is to rename the REG.EXE file to REG.EXE.disabled. |
|If D-Link DWL-G630 utility tries to install with Texas Instrument PCMCIA adapter, it will hang up and not finish the D-link registry update. Although your wireless adapter may still work, REG.EXE from the D-link subdirectory will execute each time you reboot, get hung up again, and cause your Win 2000 services.exe to us 90-100% of your CPU time. I removed the D-link REG.EXE from my windows registry and window and DWL-G630 works fine. (further information...) |
|This is used during many D-Link Wireless Driver Installations. It is not required after the install and can be removed with out harm. It will often cause your CPU to Run at 100% and peak your Services.exe in task manager. I have removed REG.exe and my laptop runs much better. (further information...) |
|its aedan antivirus, from what i can tell, its based on Avast! http://www.backspace2.com/aedan-safe-USB.htm |
|It is a required system file. |
|i am make a reg.exe file. just install it ur reg changed |
Summary: 3 users judge reg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted reg.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall 108Mbps Wireless LAN Adapter or the program
To remove Reg MFC Application 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 108Mbps Wireless LAN Adapter or the program in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if reg.exe (Reg 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 Reg MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Reg 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 reg.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.