What is updreg.exe? Is updreg.exe spyware or a virus?

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1. Run Security Task Manager to check your updreg process
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3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Creative Register Reminder

Product: Creative Update register

Company: Creative Technology Ltd.

File: updreg.exe

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"updreg.exe" is a "nag application" that reminds you to register the software for your Creative Labs sound card. It is not required for operation of your hardware and can be removed. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/updreg.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of updreg.exe: based on 36 votes. Read also the 24 reviews.

  • 1430 users ask for this file. 18 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 11 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about updreg.exe:
"Keeps track if you registered a SB Live! product. When registration was complete the shortcut was automatically removed and UpdReg.exe was no longer launched."  See also: Link thopf
SB Live Registration Programm ... try to remove it and itīs comes again :( Funonline
creative labs registration process. run msconfig and remove it from starting up if you dont want to register your SB product. i didnt! Zack
it is an updater neo
In keeping with Creative Lab's spyware history (see link - this made a system of mine unstable for a year), After setting "do not remind again" for registration, updreg continues to run at startup. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions!  See also: Link Graham
just annoying, take it out of startup via msconfig, of course you can always just register with creative labs
This only want you REGISTE the sound card
I registered and it's still there Jake
Unnecessary Johan
Not doing anyhing when only drivers are installed, remove the key using Regedit and delete the file JPO
It doesn't matter. Creative drops a global keyboard hook in with installshield. I just blocked it 6 times. Once thats in they have a keylogger and root access which is exactly the same as a kernel level rootkit. There is no cure for this other than a reformatting (preferably twice & delete the partition) and an OS reinstall. All the other trojans are childsplay. l0thar
updreg.exe: Creative Register Reminder. It reminds the user his Creative soffware to register. Just remove it from startup with msconfig and then delete the file from programm directory  See also: Link alepla
Go into Start Menu, click Run, type in "msconfig". Select startup tab and uncheck it. N/A
it's simply an reminder for customers to register their product--unfortunately, it continues to load each time, regardless if product is registered. Easiest way to cicumvent any information through this exe file is to go to your windows directory and rename updreg.exe to updreg2.exe, creative will only try to load updreg.exe which is actually no longer in your windows directory, hence, no file will be loaded. dare(n)
it s another unneeded startup entry soundmaster
necessary to regist SoundDevice to Windows
delete the registry folder from within the creative program folder and disable in msconfig kiloalpha4
i had it too despite having registered, it seems to be vital for creative customer support grcd
Disable it, its not needed AT ALL!
pcmservice
This file is Harmless really. It could be considered "Adware" but i dont think it is. LOL
Nonessential updater Cloud
known as started by SB, removed perfectly by Kaspersky, thanks! gernot66
It's an important part of Creative labs sound drivers.

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