What is ShadowBar.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 ShadowBar.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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ShadowBar.exe file information

The process known as ShadowBar Module belongs to software ShadowBar Module by unknown.

Description: ShadowBar.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ShadowBar.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (mainly C:\Program Files\hp center\137903\Shadow\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 69,632 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The ShadowBar.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

i don't know much about this thing but i think its a malware or spyware
It's the HP Center taskbar that comes with HP computers and printers. If you like it, kep it (no brainer) It's only annoying, not dangerous. file://C:/Program%20Files/hp%20center/137903/Shadow/ShadowHelp/index.htm

Summary: Average user rating of ShadowBar.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks ShadowBar.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ShadowBar issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ShadowBar. 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 ShadowBar.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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