What is NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe file information

The process known as InstallShield belongs to software InstallShield by Macrovision (

Description: NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 53,248 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous.

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If NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 61,440 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Shell Folders, DEFAULT\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.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.


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Best practices for resolving NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the NewShortcut2_DB7E00C96DEF489A8112D8F81614F45A.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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