How to get rid of the vchk VirusSometimes the vchk file may cloak a virus, such as Sophos found Generic PUA JC (PUA), as well as BitDefender found Application.Generic.1421884. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with vchk.exe
As is typical for Windows: vchk.exe contains no data regarding the software that installed this process. Nor is there any indication of who the producer of this software is. An obsolete or defective version of vchk.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- vchk.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- vchk.exe 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)
- vchk.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module vchk.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about vchk.exe vchk.exe
vchk.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file vchk.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 57,957 bytes (50% of all these files), 57,980 bytes or, as the case may be, 58,034 bytes.
This file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Vchk.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find vchk.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about vchk?
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 unknown
To remove vchk.exe 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 unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if vchk.exe (vchk.exe) 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 vchk.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for vchk.exe 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 vchk.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.