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 Share.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.
Description: Share.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Share.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,474,186 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,477,258 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Share.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous.
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If Share.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 31% dangerous. The file size is 1,477,258 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 150,526 bytes. The program has a visible window. Share.exe is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows system file. Share.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If Share.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 0% dangerous. The file size is 882 bytes. The Share.exe file is a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. It is a Microsoft signed file. The program is not active. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. Share.exe appears to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Share.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Share.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Share. 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 Share.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.