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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
SkyDrive.exe is a program which may have been on your computer since the day you first purchased your computer, as it may have been preinstalled software. The actual hard drive location and folder is also shown below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Many spyware and virus writers often place files elsewhere on your computer, and use the same name in an attempt to fool you. This SkyDrive.exe file will appear in your tasklist starting with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. This is part of the Windows system and SkyDrive.exe is known as the OneDrive Sync Engine for uploading and syncing to Microsoft cloud services. I do not use their cloud services and terminated this task without any side effects. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, virus, or adware related software. Visit skydrive.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 skydrive.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This task is located at C:\Windows\System32\skydrive.exe


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

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

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