What is BigDog.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 BigDog.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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BigDog.exe file information

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

The process known as Vimicro appears to belong to software BIGDOG by Vimicro ( or BIGDOG.

Description: BigDog.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. BigDog.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 86,016 bytes (92% of all occurrences) or 45,056 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as BigDog.exe. Therefore, you should check the BigDog.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

other sites reporting this is a webcam driver
Origin: Vimicro(Tevion, Aldi)USB webcam driver setup zip
  Chris Knight  
bigdog.exe installs itself every time i install the software for my philips spc200nc webcam i dont trust it..i keep it from loading using msconfig and it doesnt effect anything
Part of the Lenovo Webcam Application
  Eric Price   (further information) USB 2.0 webcam setup /x86 directory is one source
  Chris Knight  
This is a driver for webcam.
I just reinstalled the driver for my Vimicro webcam and I got a message saying bigdog.exe encountered an error and needs to close. It's most likely a program needed by the webcam.
Bigdog.exe is part of the official driver-pack for my Vimicro Webcam
  James   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of BigDog.exe: based on 5 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 6 users don't grade BigDog.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving BigDog issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with BigDog. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 BigDog.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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