What is taskbarshuffle.exe?

The genuine taskbarshuffle.exe file is a software component of Taskbar Shuffle by Jay Elaraj.
TaskbarShuffle.exe is an executable file that runs the Taskbar Shuffle, a freeware program designed to help reorganize the taskbar through simple drag and drop commands. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Taskbar Shuffle is a simple program that lets users rearrange the items on their taskbar by simply dragging items from the desktop or simply shifting items around in the taskbar. The program is useful for Windows operating systems prior to Windows 7 as the early operating systems had no customization feature for taskbar items. Jay Elaraj is a developer of web and mobile applications. He currently resides in Bethesda, MD.

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 taskbarshuffle.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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Taskbarshuffle.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with taskbarshuffle
Taskbarshuffle.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Taskbar Shuffle or Taskbar Shuffle adapté pour XP Coccinelle belongs to software Taskbar Shuffle by Jay Elaraj (

Description: Taskbarshuffle.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Taskbarshuffle.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 818,176 bytes (87% of all occurrences) or 827,392 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. It is not a Windows system file. Taskbarshuffle.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If taskbarshuffle.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 818,176 bytes. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Taskbarshuffle.exe is not a Windows system file. Taskbarshuffle.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

If taskbarshuffle.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 818,176 bytes. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The taskbarshuffle.exe file is not a Windows system file. Taskbarshuffle.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

Useful program for people needing it's functions.
  MaggiBenni   (further information)
Gehört zum Tool "Taskbar Shuffle" - ungefährlich.
Taksbar shuffle is safe, and it's a great program
  Bryan G   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of taskbarshuffle.exe: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks taskbarshuffle.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving taskbarshuffle issues

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