What is CheckSURPackage.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 CheckSURPackage.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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CheckSURPackage.EXE file information

The process known as Self-Extracting Cabinet belongs to software Windows Vista WUSA metadata Self-Signed or Windows7 WUSA metadata Self-Signed Binary by Microsoft (

Description: CheckSURPackage.EXE is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. CheckSURPackage.EXE is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 409,504 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 346,920 bytes or 332,696 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with CheckSURPackage.EXE, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Windows Vista WUSA metadata Self-Signed or Windows7 WUSA metadata Self-Signed Binary (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) visit the website.

Recommended: Identify CheckSURPackage.EXE related errors

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

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