hxtsr.exe - Is hxtsr.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is hxtsr.exe?
Purpose of hxtsr.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: hxtsr.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
HxTsr.exe is a file which was most likely on your computer the day you first acquired it. The actual disk location is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or adware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This HxTsr.exe program is a running task that is part of the Microsoft software package and you can terminate this task if you are not using the Microsoft software packages. I terminated this without any issues but I dont use microsoft email or office. This file will appear on windows 10 and later OS. This is not considered malware or spyware and is considered a safe file. Visit hxtsr.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the hxtsr.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The file location will be found on your hard drive at C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_17.7167.40721.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\hxtsr.exe This location can change with new versions but the path should be similiar.


  • Is hxtsr.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is hxtsr.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove hxtsr.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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