Is wkufind.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of wkufind.exe:









File purpose and description:

WKUfind.exe is a program that was most likely installed on your own. The exact disk location is also shown below so you can verify if it is spyware or adware related. This is an executable program and it is known as Microsoft Works Update Detection. This is also part of Microsoft Picture It. MS Picture It is found on many computers, so you very well may have this in your task list. WKUfind.exe is considered safe and is not spyware. (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)
wkufind.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This program will be found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works


General information:
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, wkufind.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 wkufind.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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!