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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
shmgrate.exe is a program that may have been installed on your computer when you purchased it. The exact disk location where it should be stored on your computer is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are concerned that they may be spyware or malware. This is a Windows system file, it is found on Windows NT, XP, and even Vista computers. This is known as the NT user data migration tool (even though it says NT, shmgrate.exe is carried forward on other computers also). It will help migrate applications from your machine to Windows 2000. This is not a known spyware program. Visit shmgrate.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 shmgrate.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be found at "%SystemRoot%\system32\shmgrate.exe" OCInstallUserConfigOE


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

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

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