What is uArcCapture.exe?

The genuine uArcCapture.exe file is a software component of Webcam Sharing Manager by ArcSoft.
Ran once when Windows starts, uArcCapture checks the status of your ArcSoft webcam as Windows starts. When it detects that your camera is available, it loads portions of the Webcam Sharing Manager into memory in order for ArcSoft programs as well as third party applications to be able to quickly utilize the webcam. Founded in 1994, ArcSoft is a software company that focuses on digital photography and images. It is located in Fremont, California.

UArcCapture stands for Universal Arcsoft Capture

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 uArcCapture.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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UArcCapture.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with uArcCapture
UArcCapture.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ArcVCapture belongs to software ArcVCapture or ArcCapture by ArcSoft (

Description: UArcCapture.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UArcCapture.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 502,464 bytes (74% of all occurrences) or 498,352 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. UArcCapture.exe is not a Windows core file. The uArcCapture.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. UArcCapture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If uArcCapture.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 11% dangerous. The file size is 506,472 bytes. It is a Microsoft signed file. The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The uArcCapture.exe file is not a Windows core file. UArcCapture.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as uArcCapture.exe. Therefore, you should check the uArcCapture.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

I am not sure if it was the UArcCapture.exe which started to record me while i was online, the light near camera turned on and that means that someone is watching me... So this could happen to you, so be careful! I also put a link about some other people talking about that.
  Rion1H   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of uArcCapture.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving uArcCapture issues

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