What does the verclsid.exe file do?
The verclsid.exe process is also known as Verify Class ID and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of verclsid.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Verify Class ID has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Verify Class ID 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)
- verclsid.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module verclsid.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about verclsid.exe Verify Class ID
verclsid.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file verclsid.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 28,672 bytes.
The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. For this reason, 41% 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 verclsid.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 verclsid?
|verclsid.exe - Microsoft security feature introduced in the April 2006 patch collection. After it is installed, it runs the first time any COM object is started to ensure it is valid. verclsid.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled. If you have problem with verclsid.exe, check link. (further information...) |
Summary: One user judges verclsid.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Verify Class ID 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if verclsid.exe (Verify Class ID) 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 Verify Class ID. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Verify Class ID 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 verclsid.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.