What is uiucu.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 uiucu.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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Uiucu.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with uiucu
Uiucu.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Conexant Universal Device Install/Uninstall Application belongs to software Conexant Universal Device Install/Uninstall Application or AGEIA PhysX by Conexant Systems (

Description: Uiucu.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The uiucu.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 532,480 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 524,288 bytes, 567,000 bytes, 544,768 bytes or 536,576 bytes. 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The uiucu.exe file is not a Windows core file. Uiucu.exe is a Microsoft signed file. Uiucu.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It appeared after installing Java and Quicktime.
I want do download uiucu.exe for XP Professional SP2.
  Eric NOUTHIO  
for driver son
When I disabled it from startup my mouse would not focus on windows to allow me to click anything.
driver utility for install; should be a temp file
  202_d   (further information)
UIUCU is a utility from Conexant, a company that makes various PC components including sound devices. If you install drivers for a hardware component made by Conexant, it is likely that this utility will be added to your startup routine. Nevertheless, disabling it hasn't proved to be problematic in unstressed systems.
for user hive profile clean up / delete out of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
I don't think this is so clean and safe as this writeup would lead one to believe. While I don't think it's malicious, it keeps popping up every 20 minutes or so with a dialog informing me that the driver installation is complete (I've installed NO new drivers for weeks now).
I downloaded this when attempting to reinstall sound drivers on HP Compaq v2000 laptop. Pop up window shows visible drivre file by name that was loaded sometimes. However window also repeatedly pops up mutiple times showing no file name, and may be loading system/hidden os files that are malicious. Once after appearing in session, email password failed to work.
  Dennis   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of uiucu.exe: based on 16 votes with 9 user comments. 3 users think uiucu.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. One user thinks uiucu.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving uiucu issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with uiucu. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the uiucu.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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