ereg.exe - Is ereg.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, ereg.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. ereg.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is ereg.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

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    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. 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 Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.