What is ShortCut.exe?

The genuine ShortCut.exe file is a software component of ShortCut by Andreas Viebke.
This process is the main executable file of the ShortCut application. With ShortCut, you can create macros of recurring texts or key sequences on Windows computers. The text templates are available to any Windows program such as email, word processor, spreadsheet or code editor. With ShortCuts macro language typescript you can access the clipboard or call programs and have variables, lists, operators, dialogues, over 200 functions and statements, are available. Complex work can be automated. In addition, ShortCut can mapped to hotkeys.

ShortCut stands for ShortCut Keyboard macro application

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 ShortCut.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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ShortCut.exe file information

The process known as Tastaturmakro-Programm or Keyboard macro application or ShortCut Autotype Application belongs to software ShortCut by Andreas Viebke (

Description: ShortCut.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ShortCut.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 782,848 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 495,616 bytes or 1,102,848 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The ShortCut.exe file is not a Windows system file. The ShortCut.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. ShortCut.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of ShortCut.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > ShortCut or ShortCut Autotype Application).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ShortCut.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ShortCut.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

Gehört zum Programm ShortCut,dieses erstellt Tastenkürzel für schnelleres Arbeiten.Es gab nie versuche sich mit dem Internet zu verbinden,noch nicht mal bei der Installation.
  Alex   (further information)
Shortcut.exe ist ein Tastatur-Macro-Programm - einfach Klasse

Summary: Average user rating of ShortCut.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ShortCut.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ShortCut issues

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

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