What is ShieldWorker.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 ShieldWorker.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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ShieldWorker.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ShieldWorker
ShieldWorker.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ShieldWorker.exe belongs to software Mil Shield by unknown.

Description: ShieldWorker.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ShieldWorker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 747,008 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 695,296 bytes and 14 more variants. 
The process has no file description. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). ShieldWorker.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with ShieldWorker.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Mil Shield) or turn to the software developer, Milincorporated, for advice.

Recommended: Identify ShieldWorker.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ShieldWorker.exe. Therefore, you should check the ShieldWorker.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

This is part of the Mil Shield software by Mil Incorporated
I have used Mil-Shield for many years. This is some of what it does. Deletes Temporary Internet Files (cache) Deletes history, cookies and Flash cookies Cleans AutoComplete forms and passwords Cleans Index.dat files and search history Cleans the tracks of hundreds programs Shreds the deleted data (secure erasing) Speeds up your computer and frees disk space Cleans the registry from unused and old data And one of the best features is that if you quickly want to get out of site ...short control key combinations close internet
  bill paine   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of ShieldWorker.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ShieldWorker issues

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