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 SSBkgdupdate.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 SSBkgdUpdate
belongs to software SSBkgdUpdate Application or Dragon NaturallySpeaking (version 8, 9) or ScanSoft OmniPage (version SE 4) or ScanSoft OmniPage SE or ScanSoft PDF Professional (version 4) or ScanSoft PaperPort (version 11) or Nuance Communications or Nuance PDF Professional (version 5)
by Scansoft (www.scansoft.com) or Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com).
Description: SSBkgdupdate.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SSBkgdupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 155,648 bytes (74% of all occurrences), 210,472 bytes and 4 more variants.
The program has a visible window. The SSBkgdupdate.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. SSBkgdupdate.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You can uninstall the program PaperPort or ScanSoft OmniPage SE, update it, or ask the software vendor for help. Go to www.scansoft.com or www.nuance.de/support to update it, go to www.scansoft.com or www.nuance.de/support to contact the vendor, or go to PaperPort or ScanSoft OmniPage SE in Windows Control Panel (section Software or Programs) to uninstall it.
Recommended: Identify SSBkgdupdate.exe related errors
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SSBkgdupdate.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SSBkgdupdate.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 SSBkgdupdate. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 SSBkgdupdate.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.