What is autochk.exe?

autochk.exe is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the autochk.exe version information.

autochk.exe's description is "Auto Check Utility"

autochk.exe is digitally signed by Microsoft Windows Component Publisher.

autochk.exe is usually located in the 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\' folder.

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

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on autochk.exe:

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionAuto Check Utility
Internal nameAutoChk
Original filenameAutoChk.Exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Product version5.1.2600.5512
File version5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)

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

Product nameMicrosoft® Windows® Operating System
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionAuto Check Utility
Internal nameAutoChk
Original filenameAutoChk.Exe
Legal copyright© Microsoft Corporation. All rights..
Product version5.1.2600.5512
File version5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)

Digital signatures [?]

autochk.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameMicrosoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
Certificate serial number6102307e000000000006

VirusTotal report

None of the 53 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the autochk.exe file.

None of the 53 anti-virus programs detected the autochk.exe file.

Folder name variants

autochk.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\WINDOWS\system32\. The most common variants are listed below:

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

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

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

autochk.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.

Auto Check Utility has stopped working.

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

autochk.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with autochk.exe. 14% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 266 users.

User vote results: There were 38 votes to remove and 228 votes to keep

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.

Roger Karlsson writes

3 thumbs

This is a legitimate file from Microsoft.

# 24 Mar 2009, 2:55

Bob writes

5 thumbs

This is a Microsoft Utility file.... It is used to repair corrupt files on the Storage "C-Drive" in your computer. If you files become corrupt, you need this. . . don't delete Google it. . it...

# 15 Apr 2010, 20:00

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