C Cleaner sees this as a problem "%SystemRoot%\System32\provtool.exe" "%1".

Can anyone tell me anything about this "%SystemRoot%\System32\provtool.exe" "%1" pkease?
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Hi Tobus,

 

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.

 

Please share the following details.

  • When did you receive the error message?

  • What is the exact error message?

  • Do you see any error code or error message on the screen?

 

I suggest you to scan your computer using windows defender and check if it helps. You can find your machines setting in the control panel here by searching here: Control Panel >System and Security > Security and Maintenance > Automatic Maintenance 

To manually scan your PC, use the Task Scheduler.

1.      Search and open Schedule tasks.

2.      In the left-hand menu, open the Task Scheduler Library, then select Microsoft > Windows > Windows Defender.

3.      Select 'Windows Defender Scheduled Scan' and select 'Run'

Check if it helps.

 

Please share the details and updated status of the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.


Thank you.

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Remember the First Rule of Computers: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

You will find support for CCleaner in this forum => http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showforum=4

TIP: If you ever again think your Registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, maximized, "swept" or optimised (it doesn't), read this article and this older  (but still valid) one (and related links cited therein) then draw your own conclusions. Also related => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254

<QP>
File name: provtool.exe

Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

Description: Provisioning package runtime processing tool (Part of the Windows Operating System)

Scanner detections: 0 out of 68

Status: Clean

Whitelisted (by digital signature)

Analysis Date: 9/5/2016 20:07 UTC

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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Part of Win 10.  I think it's part of a provisioning package for installation.    Why it appears in CC as an issue was not addressed to my satisfaction.  I'm not using windows defender, so that's not the issue.  I'm still trying to figure this one out since even MS is not real helpful.

Dennis

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TIP => If you ever again think your registry needs to be cleaned, repaired, boosted, tuned-up, cured, tweaked, fixed, maximized, "swept" or optimised (it doesn't), read this article and this older  (but still valid) one (and related links cited therein) then draw your own conclusions. Also related => http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254
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Bear,  No need for a lecture on the dangers of irresponsible registry cleaning,  however, I and several others are wondering what provtool.exe is, and why is CC saying there is an issue ?  Why can't we get a straight answer ?

Dennis

btw, CC states that the issue is one of not opening the application.  Therein lies my concern.

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...I and several others are wondering...why [CC is] saying there is an issue ?

If you weren't using CCleaner's Registry Cleaner component, there wouldn't be an issue.

Again, you should be posting your CCleaner-specific questions in this forum => http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showforum=4 

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<QP>
File name: provtool.exe

Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

Description: Provisioning package runtime processing tool (Part of the Windows Operating System)

Scanner detections: 0 out of 68

Status: Clean

Whitelisted (by digital signature)

Analysis Date: 9/5/2016 20:07 UTC

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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So I’m looking at my startup items and my scheduled tasks and I’m trying to understand what does what.  Anyway, I googled ‘provtool.exe’ and noticed that one of the search results is this Microsoft page.  Thinking I’ve hit pay-dirt, I start reading and I have the same question as Cyberden1, that being – what is provtool.exe and what does it do?  No offence PA Bear but if you don’t know just say so or better yet, don’t clog up the pipes with advice that wasn’t asked for.  I’m not passive-aggressive but as I read my own post – gosh, I can’t say this without sounding like the elitist I abhor.

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Who are you and what have you done with Tobus'?

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<QP>
File name: provtool.exe

Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Product: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

Description: Provisioning package runtime processing tool (Part of the Windows Operating System)

Scanner detections: 0 out of 68

Status: Clean

Whitelisted (by digital signature)

Analysis Date: 9/5/2016 20:07 UTC

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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What does provtool.exe do? 

We understand that the Publisher is "Microsoft Corporation" and that it is part of the operating system. The description is "Provisioning package runtime processing tool", but what does that mean? 

What is the "Provisioning package" in this context?

Provisioning for what? 

We all what enough information to justification its existence.  I think most of us are tired of being told is ok - when Malware / Antivirus / System Analysis tools are telling is its not ok. 

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Why do you ask? Who are you and what have you done with Tobus'?

cf. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/deploy/provisioning-packages

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Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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