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What is Ereg.exe?

Ereg.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if Ereg.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Ereg.exe file information

The process known as Ereg MFC Application or Product Registration or Ereg (Unicode version) or SSEreg MFC Application

belongs to software Ereg Application or Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 8, 10, 11) or ScanSoft PaperPort (version 11) or PowerReg or Nuance PDF Reader or ScanSoft OmniPage SE or Nuance PDF Professional (version 5) or ScanSoft PDF Create

by ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com) or Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com) or Leader Technologies/Logitech (www.logitech.com).

Description: Ereg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Ereg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 729,088 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 328,992 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ereg.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. There is no information about the author of the file. Ereg.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You can do the following:
  1) uninstall the software OmniPage SE or ScanSoft PaperPort 11 using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) contact www.scansoft.com Customer Service [1][2]
  3) look for a new, improved version [1][2].

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If Ereg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 1% dangerous. The file size is 517,384 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Ereg.exe is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Ereg.exe is not a Windows core file.
You can uninstall the software eReg or erLT using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).

If Ereg.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 1,437,696 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 618,496 bytes or 729,088 bytes. The program has no file description. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "OP12 Reminder" is not required to run at start up. Registration reminder for OmniPage Pro 12 from ScanSoft

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Ereg.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Ereg.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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User Comments

Ereg Application = Dragon NaturallySpeaking C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking9\Program\
  Success  
A file called eReg.exe is also part of Logitech's product registration.
  P.H.  
Got this loaded by Brother Multi-printer model number DCP-7040, some of the software somehow related to Nuance software, also makers of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
  Scraps, Long Island, NY  
My version inspired by a Logitech registration scheme
   
My version is also related to Logitech (my bluetooth mouse to be exact)
  computers4life  
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\eReg\SetPoint
  november  
It is used by Logitech to bring up a registration request... at least, that's the only time I see it.
  jcfsusmc  
This is such a CPU hog...nothing happens when i kil the process
  Annoyed user.  
I got it from my wirelss mouse, but I also get 2 of them in my Startup
   
Can be from many sources, including Malware. Use Uninstall Tool by Crystalidea or Revo Uninstaller and go to Hidden or System to find and remove it!
  Sam S.  
Yes, It has been installed along with Logitech mouse. this is for the registration process. I found it with Revo Uninstaller and now I'm getting it off my system.
  Gadien81  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Ereg.exe: based on 17 votes with 11 user comments.
2 users think Ereg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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