What is ereg.ini?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the ereg.ini 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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Ereg.ini file information

The process does not contain any data about its author.

Description: Ereg.ini is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ereg.ini is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. Note: File does not exist any longer. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify ereg.ini related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ereg.ini. Therefore, you should check the ereg.ini 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

associated with Scansoft. I think it prompts to register but prog not written for Vista so it doesn't work. Just keeps popping up prompting registrtion
  Toin bach  
part of Nuance PDF Converter Professional 6
  Gary Wooley   (further information)
Nuance should be spelled Nuisance. Paperport now has a.pdf viewer that should not install if you have Adobe, and there are several other programs that load without your consent.

Summary: Average user rating of ereg.ini: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks ereg.ini is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving ereg issues

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