How to remove the vchk virus

Most antivirus programs identify vchk.exe as malware—such as Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1, and Sophos identifies it as Generic PUA JC (PUA).

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Vchk.exe file information

vchk.exe does not provide any particulars about the software with which the process was installed, nor is the developer identified within the file.

Description: Vchk.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file vchk.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,957 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 57,980 bytes or 58,034 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The vchk.exe file is not a Windows core file. Vchk.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify vchk.exe related errors

Important: You should check the vchk.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

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Summary: Average user rating of vchk.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks vchk.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving vchk issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active vchk process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the vchk.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

vchk.exe [all]