What is Register.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 Register.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.

Click to Run a Free Scan for Register.exe related errors

Register.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Register
Register.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Product Registration belongs to software Iomega Product Registration or 3Dconnexion (version 3DxSoftware) by Leader Technologies (

Description: Register.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Register.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 258,048 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 13,179,660 bytes, 458,752 bytes or 2,301,952 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Runonce). Register.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. Register.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to get help from the software vendor Iomega or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramIomega Product Registration or Iomega Automatic Backup Pro.

Recommended: Identify Register.exe related errors

If Register.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 122,880 bytes. There is no file information. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Register.exe is able to hide itself.

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Register.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Spyware.Ssppyy (detected by Symantec), and (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Register.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

register xp
register.exe is either part of Register MediaRing Talk or AOL parasite LameToy 2000.

Summary: Average user rating of Register.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

Do you have additional information? Help other users!
What do you know about Register.exe:
How would you rate it:
Link for more info:
Your Name:

Best practices for resolving Register issues

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

Other processes

Register.exe [all]