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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:

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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. Verclsid.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 28,672 bytes.
To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. This verclsid.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 28% 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...)
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Summary: One user judges verclsid.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program

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To remove Verify Class ID from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program in the list of available programs.
  5. 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 Registry Cleaner 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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