What is READREG.exe?
READREG.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 READREG.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.
READREG.exe file information
Description: READREG.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. READREG.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 38,400 bytes.
The program has a visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The READREG.exe file is not a Windows core file. The READREG.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If READREG.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 35,840 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 176,128 bytes or 180,224 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). It is not a Windows system file. READREG.exe is able to record inputs.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as READREG.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the READREG.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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