What is regshave.exe?

The genuine regshave.exe file is a software component of Registry Shaver by Fujifilm Corporation.
"regshave.exe" is an executable file that removes specific registry entries when uninstalling USB software for Fuji FinePix digital cameras. The registry entries that get removed specifically relate to the USB software that is getting uninstalled, which includes drivers and the user interface. The file is installed with Fuji FinePix digital cameras when connected by USB and executes when the uninstall option is selected. The uninstall option will not work correctly if this file is not accessible. Fujifilm began in 1934 as a photography film manufacturer and has evolved into a global imaging corporation for residential and commercial users. They provide innovative technology like digital cameras, x-ray machines, optical scanners, and more.

regshave stands for registry shaver

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 regshave.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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Regshave.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with regshave
Regshave.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Shaving Registry belongs to software Registry Shaver or Boris Continuum Complete (version 5) by FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD (

Description: Regshave.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Regshave.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 45,056 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). regshave.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with regshave.exe, you may want to uninstall Boris Continuum Complete 5 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

this comes with the fuji film digital cameras usb driver pack
part of Fuji digital camera software
USB Driver for Fuji Cameras
  sam spade   (further information)
Registry Shaver task installed when you install the software for Fuji Finepix digital cameras. At the time of writing we have no idea as to what REGSHAVE actually does. OK to disable.
  Zzaph Beeblebrox  
File regshave.exe is a utility used when uninstalling the USB driver for Fuji digital cameras, to clean up some registry entries of software from Fuji. The file is located in "C:\Program Files\RegShave\".
  Helping You Out  
these 4 other raters are correct it does come with fugi digital cams and its nothing to worry about .
  fugi digital cam owner  
then who the h have connected a fujifilm usb driver in my comp :(
When you install Fujifilm drivers this installs as well. It is used to clean up the registry if you uninstall the Fuji software. It can safely be disabled using msconfig
  Joseph Gregory  
Fujifilm camera software utility - Not dangerous
Fujifilm camera software utility
i'm sure it's installed with other programs. i know it comes with FinePix Viewer.
I think so, it isn't dangerous process. I use it on two system (XP prof & home), but I've never had problem.
I can confirm that it installed with Fuji Digital Camera Software/Drivers. I disabled it from auto-starting using CCleaner, with no ill effect.
Completely safe, as far as I can see. Installs with Fuji digital cameras
Yes, it is part of Fuji FinePix camera software. What I find annoying is having it load at startup. What a waste of time. I would like to disable it and worry about cleaning up the registry if I ever get rid of my Fuji Camera and its software.

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Summary: Average user rating of regshave.exe: based on 18 votes with 15 user comments. 16 users think regshave.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks regshave.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving regshave issues

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