How to remove the shelter virus

Most antivirus programs identify shelter.exe as malware.

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Shelter.exe file information

The process does not contain any data about its author.

Description: Shelter.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Shelter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 235,520 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 406,016 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Shelter.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous.

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If shelter.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 235,520 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: You should check the shelter.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 shelter issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active shelter process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the shelter.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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