How to remove an bgswitch error
The free file information forum can help you determine if bgswitch.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Bgswitch.exe file information
Description: bgswitch.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 19,520 bytes.
There is no description of the program. Bgswitch.exe is digitally signed. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with bgswitch.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Powertoys For Windows XP using Windows Control Panel.
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External information from Paul Collins:
- "BackgroundSwitcher" can run at start up. Background Switcher Powertoy. Included with the last beta version of the XP Powertoys. Whenever a user right clicked his desktop and chose properties he could see a new tab which allowed him to enable a "Desktop Slide Show." This would automatically change the Windows Desktop at an interval specified by the user. Available here
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as bgswitch.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the bgswitch.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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