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Description of the Loadwc.exe File in Internet Explorer


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Summary

This article describes the functions of the Loadwc.exe file included with Internet Explorer.

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Loadwc.exe, also known as Load WebCheck, customizes some of the settings in Internet Explorer. Loadwc.exe adds, removes, and updates subscriptions. Loadwc.exe also propagates settings for user profiles. After you restart your computer during Internet Explorer setup, Loadwc.exe copies Internet Explorer settings that need to be updated for each user profile. When this occurs, you receive the following message, where profile is each profile on your computer:
Internet Explorer is preparing personalized settings for profile.
When you uninstall Internet Explorer, you receive the following status message:
Internet Explorer is removing personalized settings for profile.
You receive this message when Loadwc.exe removes personalized settings for Internet Explorer from each profile.

If you install the Windows Desktop Update component with Internet Explorer, the updated Explorer.exe becomes responsible for the user profile update functionality of Loadwc.exe. When this occurs, Loadwc.exe is not loaded.

Internet Explorer 4.x

The following chart describes the Loadwc.exe file.
File        Location        Size          Date     Time     Installed by
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Loadwc.exe  Windows\System  16,592 bytes  9/18/97  11:28am  Ie4_4.cab
					

Internet Explorer 5

The following chart describes the Loadwc.exe file.
File        Location        Size          Date     Time     Installed by
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Loadwc.exe  Windows\System  32,768 bytes  2/24/99  12:00am  Ie_s4.cab
					

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Keywords: kbinfo, KB176960

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Article Info
Article ID : 176960
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/22/2007
Published on : 1/22/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 270