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What is BCU.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the BCU.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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BCU.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with BCU
BCU.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 8/7/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: MACHINE\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 user reviews.
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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.

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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
  idodialog  
Bcu.exe is part of Browser Configuration Utility developed by DeviceVM.
  Mike  
Used memory 440MB, Virtual 1,1 GB !!
  W.Schmidt  
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.
  anonymous  
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.
  anonymous  
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)
  Ozh  
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
  Wolfgang  
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
  bizsere  
Harmless and related to asus mb
   
part of my bluenext wifi dongle wireless configuration utility
  dan  
i removed it, came with ASUS i believe
  paul  
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'.
  RSM  

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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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Best practices for resolving BCU issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BCU. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the BCU.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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