What is CH_Utility.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 CH_Utility.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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CH_Utility.exe file information

The process known as CH_Utility Application or CH_Utility MFC Application belongs to software CH_Utility Application by Chrontel (

Description: CH_Utility.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CH_Utility.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 61,440 bytes. 
The CH_Utility.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. CH_Utility.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as CH_Utility.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CH_Utility.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

I Think It's an Utility for Tv-Out Port on Notebook with Graphic Card with Chipset Sis

Summary: Average user rating of CH_Utility.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks CH_Utility.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving CH_Utility issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CH_Utility. 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 CH_Utility.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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