What does the UpdReg.EXE file do?
The UpdReg.EXE process is also known as Creative UpdReg and is a part of Creative Updreg. This software is produced by Creative Technology (www.creative.com). An obsolete or defective version of UpdReg.EXE can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Creative UpdReg has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Creative UpdReg 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)
- UpdReg.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UpdReg.EXE. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UpdReg.EXE Creative UpdReg
UpdReg.EXE is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file UpdReg.EXE is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 90,112 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. UpdReg.EXE is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 21% 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 UpdReg.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 UpdReg?
|"Keeps track if you registered a SB Live! product. When registration was complete the shortcut was automatically removed and UpdReg.exe was no longer launched." (further information...) |
|SB Live Registration Programm ... try to remove it and itīs comes again :( |
|It's an important part of Creative labs sound drivers. (further information...) |
Summary: 18 users judge UpdReg.EXE to be an essential file that should not be touched. 3 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted UpdReg.EXE. source: file.net
How to uninstall Creative Updreg
To remove Creative UpdReg 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 Creative Updreg in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UpdReg.EXE (Creative UpdReg) 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 Creative UpdReg. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Creative UpdReg 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 UpdReg.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.