File purpose and description:
Ereg.exe is a program file which most likely was installed by you, but occasionally shows up preinstalled on some Windows systems. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware or virus related software, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. This ereg.exe software is from Scansoft, and its main purpose of this is a registration reminder for the Scansoft software program, so it is not a critical program and will appear in your program startup. You can remove it from your startup if you wish. This is not considered to be spyware, virus, or adware related. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
This will be located at C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\NaturallySpeaking\Program\Ereg.exe Note on Windows 7 and Windows 8 or later you will see it appear as C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.exe" -r "C:\ProgramData\Nuance\PDF Reader\Ereg\Ereg.ini
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, ereg.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of ereg.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.