What is osCheck.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 osCheck.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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OsCheck.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with osCheck
OsCheck.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as osCheck or Norton 360 Vista Migration Tool belongs to software Symantec Shared Component or SPBBC 32bit or Norton 360 or Norton SystemWorks Basic or Norton AntiVirus Parent MSI by Symantec (

Description: OsCheck.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OsCheck.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 988,512 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 714,608 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. OsCheck.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). OsCheck.exe is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. OsCheck.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with osCheck.exe, you can uninstall Norton Internet Security or SPBBC 32bit from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as osCheck.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the osCheck.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

oscheck.exe belongs to Norton Antivirus and Norton Internet Security by Symantec, located in C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\osCheck.exe

Summary: Average user rating of osCheck.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks osCheck.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.

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Best practices for resolving osCheck issues

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