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Program info

Estimated safety rating


shellexperiencehost.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if shellexperiencehost.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is located in C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is eec01707ba931b7113de3e1cf7528f69.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Belongs to the operating system


shellexperiencehost.exe appears to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.

File description

 Windows Shell Experience Host

The description written in the file is Windows Shell Experience Host.

File version

 10.0.10586.306 (th2_release_sec.160422-1850)

File version 10.0.10586.306 (th2_release_sec.160422-1850).


 Microsoft Corporation

Maker Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


shellexperiencehost.exe appears to have a visible user interface. This means it doesn't run in a kind of stealth mode. Its operation is clearly displayed to you.

Digitally signed


shellexperiencehost.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to shellexperiencehost.exe checks out perfectly. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.