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What is Shield.exe?

Shield.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 Shield.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.


Shield.exe file information

The process known as Acronis Malware Shield or Acronis Spyware Shield belongs to software Acronis Privacy Expert Suite or Acronis Spyware Shield or Rollback Rx by Acronis (www.acronis.com).

Description: Shield.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Shield.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,179,899 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 2,320,419 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/shield.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. Shield.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Shield.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.
In case of problems with Shield.exe, you can also completely remove Acronis Privacy Expert Suite or Rollback Rx (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

Recommended: Identify Shield.exe related errors

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