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Startup program entry details:

NSWosCheck (osCheck.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

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Part of Symantec's now discontinued Norton SystemWorks security and utility suite. Checks at boot-time to see if you are still using the same OS as your last Windows session and terminates if you are. If Windows has been upgraded it will attempt to download the relevant updates for the new OS on the first reboot

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NSWosCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition\osCheck.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NSWosCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition\osCheck.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NSWosCheck] C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\osCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NSWosCheck] "C:\Programmi\Norton SystemWorks Premier Edition\osCheck.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NSWosCheck] C:\Programas\Norton SystemWorks\osCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [osCheck] "C:\Programme\Norton Internet Security\osCheck.exe"

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