SSBkgdupdate.exe – What is?

SSBkgdupdate.exe – What is?

SSBkgdupdate.exe is an executable file that belongs to ScanSoft OmniPage, an optical character recognition application. It’s a legitimate updater process that should be causing no issues but you can notice it in your Task Manager. Some users have reported that it starts automatically upon booting the computer but the program does not require automatic startup. You can turn off automatic start by pressing the Windows and R keys at the same time, typing MSCONFIG in the Run window and pressing Enter, going to Start up, and disabling SSBkgdupdate.exe from launching at startup.

File name: ssbkgdupdate.exe
Publisher: Nuance Communications, Inc.
Product name: SSBkgdUpdate
Typical file path: C:\Program Files\common files\scansoft shared\ssbkgdupdate\ssbkgdupdate.exe
Certificate Issued to: Nuance Communications
Authority (CA): VeriSign
Effective date: Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Expiration date: Friday, July 6, 2007

The legitimate SSBkgdupdate.exe file can be found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Scansoft Shared\SSBkgdUpdate. If you see it at C:\Windows\System32, that should cause suspicion.

While it does not happen very often, we should warn you that malware can sometimes be disguised as legitimate file in order to avoid detection and removal. Telling the difference between the legitimate file and the malware would be difficult for the regular user, which is why having anti-virus software installed and running constantly is very important.

Should you remove SSBkgdupdate.exe

It’s unlikely that the legitimate SSBkgdupdate.exe file would be causing issues. And if you delete the file, you might start getting errors. However, there is always the possibility that the file is disguised malware. If you find it somewhere else rather than a folder in C:\Program Files\Common Files, particularly at C:\Windows\System32, you could be dealing with a threat. Scanning the computer with anti-virus is a must in this case. If the program finds that the file is malicious, you will need to remove SSBkgdupdate.exe. Keep the anti-virus running at all times in order to detect threats before they can cause problems in the future.

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