What is SH4Service.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 SH4Service.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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SH4Service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SH4Service
SH4Service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Service scanner interface belongs to software SpyHunter4 or SpyHunter (version 4) by Enigma Software Group USA.

Description: SH4Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SH4Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,026,432 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 1,026,944 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The SH4Service.exe file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with SH4Service.exe come up, you can also do the following:

Recommended: Identify SH4Service.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SH4Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the SH4Service.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

Will not allow to be removed. has corrupted windows installer. Impossible to remove from windows 7, 64 bit
  Warren Parnell  
Wir haben für 69 Dollar Spy Hunter runtergeladen, und wollten es installieren. Jetzt kommt immer:"\SH4Service.exe konnte nicht gefunden werden. Was kann ich jetzt machen??
  Rau Matthias  

Summary: Average user rating of SH4Service.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks SH4Service.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks SH4Service.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SH4Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SH4Service. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SH4Service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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