The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the jucheck.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Java™ Update Checker or UpdateChecker Module or XAMPP Control Panel for Windows
belongs to software Java (version 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 3, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 4, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 5, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 9, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 10, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 8, 2 Platform Standard Edition, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 7, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 1, 6 Update 15 (64-bit), 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 2) or UpdateChecker Module or Java™ Platform (version SE 6) or Java™ Platform SE Auto Updater (version 2 0) or Java Advanced Imaging
by Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or NAT Software, Germany (www.nateurope.com) or Oracle (www.oracle.com).
Description: Jucheck.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The jucheck.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 241,775 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 241,777 bytes and 11 more variants.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The jucheck.exe file is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you still experience problems with jucheck.exe, you can do the following:
Recommended: Identify jucheck.exe related errors
Important: Some malware also uses the file name jucheck.exe, for example WORM_IRCBOT.APX or TROJ_RANSOM.FCR (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Delf.ajo or Backdoor.Win32.Androm.sla (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the jucheck.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with jucheck. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the jucheck.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.