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What is ehshell.exe?

Ehshell.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ehshell.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Ehshell.exe file information

The process known as Windows Media Center or Media Center belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Snapstream Firefly by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original ehshell.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. ehshell.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,223,552 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 103,936 bytes or 102,912 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/ehshell.exe.html 
Ehshell.exe is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. The ehshell.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify ehshell.exe related errors

If ehshell.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Ehshell.exe is not a Windows system file.
In case of any problems with ehshell.exe, you can completely remove Snapstream Firefly (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ehshell.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ehshell.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

ehshell.exe is a process belonging to the Microsoft Media Center and provides most functionality for the Microsoft Media Center. This program is non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
  Daniel Johnson  
How to fixed "Ehshell.exe - Common Language Runtime Debugging Services" see link
  Tom   (further information)
It is highly annoying and will not allow me to access the Internet normally, it causes me to have to run things in administrator mode only. If I try to access the Net normally, it sends me into a loop of asking me if I want to run either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, it never lets me get through to anything. This must be a virus or something, very annoying and still having Windows Vista isn't helping, that too is a virus!
  Max Brandt  
the pgm is used to display the Media Centers TV guide, pics, etc. It also links to the cable/tv companies reading of t he TV guide. Other SW seems to interfere with it on a regular basis.
Related to 'Open With Media Center' bug or virus! (Media Center takes .exe files)

Summary: Average user rating of ehshell.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments.
3 users think ehshell.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks ehshell.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade ehshell.exe ("not sure about it").

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