ereg.exe - Is ereg.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is ereg.exe?
Purpose of ereg.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: ereg.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Ereg.exe is a program file which most likely was installed by you, but occasionally shows up preinstalled on some Windows systems. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware or virus related software, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. This ereg.exe software is from Scansoft, and its main purpose of this is a registration reminder for the Scansoft software program, so it is not a critical program and will appear in your program startup. You can remove it from your startup if you wish. This is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related. Visit ereg.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the ereg.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be located at C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\NaturallySpeaking\Program\Ereg.exe Note on Windows 7 and Windows 8 or later you will see it appear as C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.ini


  • Is ereg.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is ereg.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove ereg.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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