What is CheckDrive.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 CheckDrive.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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CheckDrive.exe file information

The process known as CheckDrive (version 2016) belongs to software CheckDrive by Ascora GmbH or Abelssoft.

Description: CheckDrive.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CheckDrive.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,270,024 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,274,392 bytes or 1,272,760 bytes. 
The CheckDrive.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  • search the support area on the Abelssoft website
  • update the program to the latest version
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > CheckDrive)

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If CheckDrive.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 3,209,144 bytes. The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. The CheckDrive.exe file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CheckDrive.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the CheckDrive.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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Best practices for resolving CheckDrive issues

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