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Program info

Estimated safety rating


ep.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if ep.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend your system against potential security problems.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files (x86)\AOL\AOL Shield\ep.exe

This program is usually stored on disk in C:\Program Files (x86)\AOL\AOL Shield\ep.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 5c4cd9f6dcda13aff410addef98ceee3.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is good.

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs in 32-bit mode. It does not benefit of the entire set of features of nowadays' PC processors. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 AOL Shield

The description written in the program is AOL Shield.

File version

File version



Company name AOL.


 Copyright © 2016 AOL ® 2016 All Rights Reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice Copyright © 2016 AOL ® 2016 All Rights Reserved..

Has valid windows


This task does NOT have visible windows. This is usually a bad sign.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


ep.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to ep.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.

Certifier name

 SentryBay Limited

Digitally signed by: SentryBay Limited

Issuer name

 DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA

Certificate's issuer name: DigiCert SHA2 Assured ID Code Signing CA

Can be uninstalled


It has an uninstall routine, which is a good sign. si are uninstall.