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 (

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 10/8/7/XP are 357,800 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 447,560 bytes and 20 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You may want to do the following:
  • get help from the software vendor Microsoft
  • find out if there is a newer version available
  • uninstall the software Microsoft IntelliPoint using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify dpupdchk.exe related errors

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.


User Comments

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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of dpupdchk.exe: based on 11 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks dpupdchk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 3 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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