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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
PickerHost.exe is a program which was most likely never installed by you but may have appeared on your computer without you realizing it. The actual folder location for this PickerHost.exe file is shown to you below. Note that sometimes viruses or spyware will appear as similiar names or in similiar folder locations as they hope to fool you into thinking a virus file is not actually a bad file because it will look similiar. Always verify the hard drive location. This file is part of your windows skype update software and it will occasionally appear if you select the option to update your Skype to the latest version. This is now part of the Windows OS. This PickerHost.exe will start and stop though and will not remain in your active tasks very long. This file is considered safe and is not virus, malware, or spyware related. Visit pickerhost.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 pickerhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at c:\windows\system32\PickerHost.exe It will also be found at c:\windows\SysWOW64\PickerHost.exe


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

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

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