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Program info

Estimated safety rating


shellexperiencehost.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if shellexperiencehost.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against threats.

Executable file path


Normally, this application is stored in C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is bd0c18ccf84c65f091f670181032bf75.

Is running as a service


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

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It uses the full capacity of nowadays' computer processors.

File description

 Windows Shell Experience Host

The description present in the program is Windows Shell Experience Host.

File version

 10.0.10586.122 (th2_release_inmarket.160222-1549)

File version 10.0.10586.122 (th2_release_inmarket.160222-1549).


 Microsoft Corporation

Company Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


shellexperiencehost.exe appears to have visible windows. This means it doesn't work in some kind of invisible mode. Its operation is clearly shown to you.

Digitally signed


shellexperiencehost.exe has a digital signature. Today most legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to shellexperiencehost.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

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 program does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.