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 reg.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.
The process known as Reg MFC Application or Registry Console Tool belongs to software 108Mbps Wireless LAN Adapter or Microsoft Windows Operating System or D-Link AirPlus G Wireless or D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G Adapter by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Reg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file reg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,576 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 28,672 bytes and 4 more variants.
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Runonce, Userinit). The reg.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has a visible window. Reg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If reg.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 60,416 bytes. The file is a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Reg.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.
If reg.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 137,728 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Runonce, Userinit). It is not a Windows core file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as reg.exe. Therefore, you should check the reg.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with reg. 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 reg.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.