How to remove an WkDetect error
The free file information forum can help you determine if WkDetect.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
WkDetect.exe file information
Description: WkDetect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (typically C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 28,739 bytes (92% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes or 20,992 bytes.
The program has a visible window. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). WkDetect.exe is not a Windows core file. Program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with WkDetect.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Microsoft Works using Windows Control Panel.
Recommended: Identify WkDetect.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Microsoft Works Update Detection " is not required to run at start up. Checks for updates to MS Works
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WkDetect.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WkDetect.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.
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