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If you are not using NTFS (but I imagine you are if this is a factory installation) then I'd definitely convert to it. and go and spend a few buck on a tried and true product from Symantec (or whatever happens to tickle your fancy). An obsolete or defective version of osCheck.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these: osCheck has stopped working. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

It will tell you it can't check Windows while it is running and will do it next time you reboot so reboot the computer in the usual way and wait for Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the osCheck.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows I am sure it is a liveupdate that has messed up, as my pc froze up the other day when I received one. How to fix osCheck.exe errors If Windows notifies you of osCheck.exe errors, the cause may be the result of damaged or corrupted registry entries.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. Posted: 09-Jul-2008 | 6:35PM • Permalink I'm glad it was resolved in the end. If you want an alternate method look here in "Slipstreaming Windows XP" which contains a link to the nLite deployment tool used to create an unattended windows ISO. (There are plenty

Thanks for your input anyway, & if anyone else has any suggestion or a fix, then many thanks. That handles the issue about getting your system up to date when things go south.  Have you considered getting a good backup solution - Ghost, for example.  The Symantec tech folk User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page. Read of address 00000000.

I'm sorry if what I write sounds offensive / combative to you.  We don't know each other and you seem like a very decent person. If in doubt, don't do anything. deal with it yourself.  One way is to post to the Piriform's forum (I gave the link).  Another is to either use the tool in your operating system (safe - OK) No comments posted yet.Leave a reply Email address (required, but not visible on web site): Your name (required): Just to make sure you are human and not a spam bot, please

Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. In Windows8, look for ControlPanel. Forgot to ask ...

All rights reserved. oscheck.exe File type: Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs. Is it posible to delete this? Would you recommend that I remove oscheck.exe?

Perhaps the forum moderators might add a 'rule' (whatever) that if someone used a free tool (like this) and it caused problems then they are most welcome to post to the If you put the key back before migration everything would be fine. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. I shall certainly look into the Windows Updates Downloader, I never new such a program exhisted.

  1. oscheck.exe is a safe process Can I stop or remove oscheck.exe?
  2. What is osCheck.exe?osCheck.exe is part of Norton 360 and developed by Symantec Corporation according to the osCheck.exe version information.
  3. What do you know about osCheck.exe: How would you rate it: < Please select > important for Windows or an installed application (++) seems to be needed (+) neither dangerous nor
  4. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button..
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If so I shall give this a go. Hugh logics77 Contributor4 Reg: 06-Jul-2008 Posts: 19 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Re: oscheck.exe error at startup. The file osCheck.exe is part of the program Norton AntiVirus from the manufacturer Symantec. Symantec System Works has a defragging tool that is good.  It'ss the only defragging tool I'd use (personal preference / experience).

Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points. Process name: Operating System checker Application using this process: Symantec Shared Component Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries. it's pretty easy after this point.

Many thanks, Ian.

Presumably because it is not a virus but a code string of characters that the AV people have agreed with will always be recognized by their utilities as an attack. Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. Disclaimer It is assumed that users are familiar with the operating system they are using and comfortable with making the suggested changes. we are not speaking about a RAID array here are we?  There was a time when they were as common as grass (ran XP way faster - raid drivers and consequences

For some reason the help & support button had also stopped working on NIS 2008, so I opted for a fresh install of NIS 2008, & it has fixed everything! The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). No. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PCWorld.