Dpupdchk.exe Microsoft Intellipoint Client. What Is Dpupdchk.exe And Why Is It Running?

Written by Wilbur Woodham

dpupdchk.exe process is a Windows service that is a part of the Microsoft Intellipoint client. This process serves for the correct connection to the Microsoft servers in order to get an update. In this article, you will read the detailed information about this process, and the information about the effects of its disabling.

What is the dpupdchk.exe process?

dpupdchk.exe check for updates for Microsoft Intellipoint1. The last service provides the actual driver updates for the peripheral devices with additional functionality, such as keyboards with the fingerprint scanner, or webcams that have a face recognition function. Its activity usually consumes very little amount of hardware capacities, so there is no need to disable it for performance boosting.

dpupchk.exe process in Task Manager

dpupchk.exe process in Task Manager

However, the effect of its disabling for the OS functionality is minimal, if you don’t use the mentioned categories of devices. All of them will function as the simple ones, without their special functionality. Some of these devices will keep their functionality, but no automatic driver updates will be available.

How to disable the dpupdchk process?

  • Open Search, and type there “Control Panel”
  • Search for Control Panel

  • In the Control Panel, find the Programs button and click the “Uninstall a program” function.
  • Uninstall a program button in Control Panel

  • Find IntelliPoint in the list of installed programs, click it with a right mouse button, and choose “Uninstall”. In a minute, the program together with the dpupdchk.exe process will be deleted.

Can dpupdchk.exe process be malicious?

All legitimate system processes are listed in the Windows Processes category in Task Manager. If you see a duplicate of the process from Windows processes in the list of background processes, it may be a malware. To check out the program the process belongs to, click it with a right mouse button, and choose the “Open file location” option.

If this file is stored somewhere in the Windows/System32 folder, it is 100% legit. Don’t be scared with a massive number of processes in the background – the majority of them are needed to decrease the time of programs opening.

However, if this process is located among the user’s processes and “Open file location” leads to the unknown directory, it is recommended to check your PC with antimalware software. My choice for this case is GridinSoft Anti-Malware.

Removing the viruses with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

  • Download and install the GridinSoft Anti-Malware. After the installation, you will be offered to perform the standard scan. Apply this action.
  • GridinSoft Anti-Malware during the scan process

  • Standard scan lasts up to six minutes and checks the system files together with the files of the programs you have installed on your computer.
  • GridinSoft Anti-Malware scan results

  • When the scan is complete, press “Apply” to wipe out the malicious items that are present on your PC.
  • Malware removing with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

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    1. Detailed article about dpupdchk.exe process and others that serve for IntelliPoint on Wikipedia
    dpupdchk.exe process - what is this process?
    dpupdchk.exe process is a Windows background service that serves to check for updates for Microsoft Intellipoint peripheral devices. It can be disabled without any significant losses, especially if you don't use the peripherals produced by Microsoft.

    About the author

    Wilbur Woodham

    I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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