What does the WkUFind.exe file do?
The WkUFind.exe process is also known as Microsoft® Works Update Detection and is a part of Microsoft Works or, as the case may be, Microsoft Picture It! Photo (Version 2002). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WkUFind.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft Works Update Detection has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Works Update Detection 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)
- WkUFind.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WkUFind.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WkUFind.exe Microsoft Works Update Detection
WkUFind.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file WkUFind.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 28,738 bytes (53% of all these files), 50,688 bytes, 28,672 bytes or, as the case may be, 92,676 bytes.
The WkUFind file is not part of the Windows operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 27% 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 WkUFind.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 WkUFind?
|WkUFind.exe is part of MS Picture It! |
|It is also a part of Microsoft Digital Image Pro 9 |
|when you signed up for MSN 8, this was part of the deal. It is part of MS Picture It. Dont worry about it |
Dave the Computer Guy.
|Digital Image Pro 9 |
|This file causes Rainbow6 lockdown to freeze my computer |
Summary: 9 users judge WkUFind.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted WkUFind.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft Works or Microsoft Picture It! Photo
To remove Microsoft Works Update Detection 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 Microsoft Works or Microsoft Picture It! Photo in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WkUFind.exe (Microsoft Works Update Detection) 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 Microsoft Works Update Detection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Works Update Detection 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 WkUFind.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.