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What is BCU.exe?

BCU.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if BCU.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

BCU.exe file information

The process known as Browser Configuration Utility belongs to software Browser Configuration Utility by DeviceVM (www.splashtop.com).

Description: BCU.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BCU.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 346,320 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 375,000 bytes or 411,864 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/bcu.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. BCU.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You can also do the following:

  • visit the www.splashtop.com website
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Browser Configuration Utility)

Recommended: Identify BCU.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BCU.exe. Therefore, you should check the BCU.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Seems to be bundled with Asus Motherboards and possibly Gigabyte Mobos too. May be part of Asus Express Gate which allows instant connection to the internet on boot before entering windows. Called Splashtop by the maker
Bcu.exe is part of Browser Configuration Utility developed by DeviceVM.
Used memory 440MB, Virtual 1,1 GB !!
This is AD-ware and possible trojan for a very suspicious company, I recommend deletion of the files. It's called "Browser Configuration Utility" and is in a hidden folder.
had it on my complete new pc from the beginning, never connected to internet before. have asus sandy bridge mainboard
Uses heaps of memory!
I use splashtop products both desktop & Touchpad
  Attila Ozdemiroglu  
Interferes with web searches, consumes huge tracts of RAM.
Browser search bar that binds to Yandex, Baidu or Yahoo, and utility to connect to "social internet games". In other words: crapware. There's a readme.html in its folder that explains it all (C:/Program Files (x86)/DeviceVM)
bcu.exe is just a bloat prog. uses roughly 30% memory and is not essential but remains hidden
Seems related to Asus motherboards.
Used memory 720MB; have disabled it in registry
It's defintely something to do with Asus motherboards but not sure what it does... couldn't find any info on the Asus site.
  Simon   (further information)
I remoed it and my google search in IE went away. I originally added it via Microsoft gallery, If you just visit google.com, it will ask you if you want their provider and add it without BCU. Basically, uninstall it.
  Dave   (further information)
C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility\BCU.exe
Harmless and related to asus mb
part of my bluenext wifi dongle wireless configuration utility
i removed it, came with ASUS i believe
Its definitely NOT something to do with ASUS motherboards as I have a Gigabyte MB. It has commited 2GB of my RAM to itself which I don't consider as 'Harmless'.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of BCU.exe: based on 21 votes with 19 user comments.
3 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 6 users think BCU.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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