What is check.exe?

The genuine check.exe file is a software component of eRecovery Management by Acer.
The primary service for the Acer eRecovery Management Suite, check.exe starts with Windows and runs in the background. Check.exe constantly monitors your system status and sets benchmarks and restore points for eRecovery. The eRecovery Management Suite allows you to set parameters for backing up data, applications, and system recovery. It eliminates the needs for any other system restore software. Founded in 1976, Acer is located in Taiwan and focuses on comprehensive hardware and software design for desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Check stands for eRecovery Check

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 check.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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Check.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with check
Check.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OBRCheck or Checker belongs to software OBRCheck or Start Menu (version 8) by acer ( or IObit Information Technology.

Description: Check.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Check.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 245,760 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Check.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If check.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 69% dangerous. The file size is 376,832 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 86,816 bytes. The process has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Check.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: There is a possibility to completely remove Start Menu 8 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware also uses the file name check.exe, for example Trojan.Gen.2 (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_GEN.R00UC0OGT15 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the check.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If OBRCheck has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

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  Henning Sextro  
check.exe is either part of Acer eRecovery for Acer notebooks, allows the user to restore the operating system or backup the current system profile, thus ensuring system integrity. Or a malware.
  Elena   (further information)
Check.exe 70kb = Avira TrustChecker gehört zu Avira Virenscanner
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Verbreitet in Verbindung mit vorangegangener Infektion Malware. Meine Empfehlung unbedingt entfernen!

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of check.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks check.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users think check.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving check issues

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