What is MachineIdCreator.exe?

MachineIdCreator.exe is part of MachineIdCreator and developed by AVG Secure Search according to the MachineIdCreator.exe version information.

MachineIdCreator.exe's description is "MachineIdCreator Application"

MachineIdCreator.exe is digitally signed by AVG Technologies.

MachineIdCreator.exe is usually located in the 'c:\documents and settings\%USERNAME%\local settings\temp\avg_a02448\configfiles\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about MachineIdCreator.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on MachineIdCreator.exe:

Product nameMachineIdCreator
Company nameAVG Secure Search
File descriptionMachineIdCreator Application
Internal nameMachineI
Original filenameMachineIdCreator.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2011
Product version15, 2, 0, 5
File version15, 2, 0, 5

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMachineIdCreator
Company nameAVG Secure Search
File descriptionMachineIdCreator Application
Internal nameMachineI
Original filenameMachineIdCreator.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) 2011
Product version15, 2, 0, 5
File version15, 2, 0, 5

Digital signatures [?]

MachineIdCreator.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAVG Technologies
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA
Certificate serial number01da9de8d302acc5cdd5ab42eb5638db

VirusTotal report

None of the 48 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the MachineIdCreator.exe file.

None of the 48 anti-virus programs detected the MachineIdCreator.exe file.

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to machineidcreator.exe:

machineidcreator.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

machineidcreator.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

MachineIdCreator Application has stopped working.

End Program - machineidcreator.exe. This program is not responding.

machineidcreator.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

machineidcreator.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with the file?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with the file:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with the file. 89% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 621 users.

User vote results: There were 552 votes to remove and 69 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with the file.

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

**Ryan** writes

0 thumbs

I voted to keep the "problem" because it seems (according to the number of results from Google with 2 different search strings) related to AVG, and if an .exe called "MachineIdCreator" "fails", maybe that's not such a bad thing. Or the proggy simply prints ".exe failed" is a lie.

# 24 Nov 2013, 16:57

* Dave * writes

-1 thumb

Every time I reboot, I get this message "MachineIDCreator.exe - Application Error". How can I fix it or get rid of it?

# 2 Jun 2014, 7:54

Roger Karlsson writes

-2 thumbs

@Dave: If you are using AVG Secure Search, please check if there's an update available from AVG that solved the problem. If you are not using AVG Secure Search, uninstalling it should remove the error message at startup.

# 7 Jun 2014, 6:25

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