Download, Fix, and Update CUH.EXE

Last Updated: 11/26/2023
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The development of Corel Common Framework by Corel prompted the latest creation of CUH.EXE. It is also known as a Corel Update Helper x32 file (file extension EXE), which is classified as a type of Win32 EXE (Executable application) file.

The initial introduction of CUH.EXE released in CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 was for Windows 10 on 03/12/2019. On 08/08/2019, version was released for PaintShop Pro 2020.

Please see below for more detailed information, EXE file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of CUH.EXE.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: CUH.EXE
File Extension: EXE file extension
Description: Corel Update Helper x32
Object File Type: Executable application
File Operating System: Win32
MIME Type: application/octet-stream
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Developer and Software Information
Software Developer: Corel Corporation
Software Program: Corel Common Framework
Legal Copyright: Copyright(c) 2019 Corel Corporation
File Details
Character Set: Windows, Latin1
Language Code: English (U.S.)
File Flags: (none)
File Flags Mask: 0x003f
Entry Point: 0xe3463
Code Size: 1035264

What are CUH.EXE Error Messages?

CUH.EXE Runtime Errors

Runtime errors are PaintShop Pro errors that occur during "runtime". Runtime is pretty self-explanatory; it means that these EXE errors are triggered when CUH.EXE is attempted to be loaded either when PaintShop Pro is starting up, or in some cases already running. Runtime errors are the most common form of EXE error you will encounter using PaintShop Pro.

In most cases, CUH.EXE runtime errors occurring while the program is running will result in the program terminating abnormally. Most of these CUH.EXE error messages mean that PaintShop Pro was either unable to locate this file on startup, or the file is corrupt, resulting in a prematurely-aborted startup process. Generally, PaintShop Pro will be unable to start without resolving these errors.

Some of the most common CUH.EXE errors include:

  • CUH.EXE - Bad Image.
  • CUH.EXE Application Error.
  • CUH.EXE could not be found.
  • CUH.EXE could not be installed.
  • CUH.EXE could not be launched. Class not registered.
  • CUH.EXE could not be started.
  • CUH.EXE failed to initialize properly.
  • CUH.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • CUH.EXE is not a valid Win32 application.
  • CUH.EXE is not running.
  • Cannot find CUH.EXE.
  • Error starting program: CUH.EXE.
  • Faulting Application Path: CUH.EXE.
  • The file CUH.EXE is missing or corrupt.
  • Windows failed to start - CUH.EXE.
System Error

The program can’t start because CUH.EXE is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

Finding the source of the CUH.EXE error is key to properly resolving these errors. Although most of these EXE errors affecting CUH.EXE will happen during startup, occasionally you will encounter a runtime error while using Corel Common Framework. This can occur due to poor programming on behalf of Corel Corporation, conflicts with other software or 3rd-party plug-ins, or caused by damaged and outdated hardware. Also, these types of CUH.EXE errors can occur if it has been accidentally moved, deleted, or corrupted by a malware infection. Thus, it's critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix CUH.EXE Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your CUH.EXE issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the CUH.EXE error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed PaintShop Pro (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling PaintShop Pro software.

You can uninstall PaintShop Pro software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for PaintShop Pro 2020 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall PaintShop Pro software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

PaintShop Pro 2020


Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many CUH.EXE error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the CUH.EXE error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your CUH.EXE File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate CUH.EXE file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free CUH.EXE files for every applicable version of PaintShop Pro. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download CUH.EXE Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate PaintShop Pro folder location:
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\CUH\v2\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\CUH\v2\
    Windows 10: C:\Program Files (x86)\Corel\CUH\v2\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve CUH.EXE problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download CUH.EXE Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying CUH.EXE to your appropriate Windows system directory. Corel typically does not release PaintShop Pro EXE files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing CUH.EXE and all other EXE files for PaintShop Pro. An incorrectly installed EXE file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

Windows 10

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