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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
mshta.exe is a file that was probably on your copmuter since the day you first purchased it. Verify the disk location shown below to make sure it is not spyware or virus related. It's critical to check the folder as often virus writers use similiar names or place the same names in other folders in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This mshta.exe file is a critical Windows file, it is used to open hta file types. This file is safe and it is not considered an adware or spyware related program. It will appear in your startup list. Visit mshta.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 mshta.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be found at C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe


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

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

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