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What is dpupdchk.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 dpupdchk.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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Dpupdchk.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dpupdchk
Dpupdchk.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as dpupdchk.exe belongs to software Microsoft IntelliPoint or Microsoft IntelliType Pro or Microsoft IntelliPoint / IntelliType Pro or Virgin Media Broadband Help by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Dpupdchk.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Dpupdchk.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 357,800 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 447,560 bytes and 19 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/dpupdchk.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dpupdchk.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dpupdchk.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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Summary: Average user rating of dpupdchk.exe: based on 10 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks dpupdchk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade dpupdchk.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving dpupdchk issues

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