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What is shellker.exe?

Shellker.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 shellker.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.

Shellker.exe file information

The process known as Carbon Copy (version 32 Kernel Application) belongs to software Altiris Carbon Copy Solution or Altiris Carbon Copy Solution Agent or Carbon Copy by Altiris (www.altiris.com).

Description: Shellker.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. shellker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 802,816 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 724,992 bytes, 430,297 bytes or 790,528 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/shellker.exe.html 
The program is not visible. Shellker.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Shellker.exe is able to monitor applications and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You have the option to do the following:

  • search the support area on the Altiris website
  • check the vendor’s website for a newer version
  • completely remove Altiris Carbon Copy Solution Agent or Altiris Carbon Copy Solution (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

Recommended: Identify shellker.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as shellker.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the shellker.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

part of a legitimate Enterprise PC management system
  John Stoll   (further information)
MD5 of the 430297 size file is: 626185D06D7C20F9207AABCBF9F1D157
  Ryan S. Upton  
Part of Altiris Carbon Copy
  Arjan van der Zaan  
IT program used to monitor your computer (ie sort of like keyogger, event logger) Also used for cloning
    (further information)
Part of Altiris pc management. You wouldn't want to delete it. It allows technicians to assist via remote, track inventory, and maintain software updates. Only really useful for enterprise situations.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of shellker.exe: based on 7 votes with 5 user comments.
2 users think shellker.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.

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