What is usbshare.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 usbshare.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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Usbshare.exe file information

More precise details about what the USB Sharing process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Usbshare.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file usbshare.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 139,264 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 135,168 bytes or 122,880 bytes. 
There is no file information. The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Schaltprogramm für USB-Switch
Notwendig für USB-Switch (Hardware, mit dem man USB-Geräte, z.B. Drucker durch Umschalten teilen kann).
It's software for using a USB-switch. It creates the possibility to switch by hotkey. (Win.XP only) creator is Nanjing Qinheng
  Johan Brandsma   (further information)
company is SIIG, Used for USB device sharing between 2 computers.
  Rudy   (further information)
Schaltprogramm für einen Drucker und mehreren PCs auch über Lanverbindung.

Summary: Average user rating of usbshare.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think usbshare.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving usbshare issues

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