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: shstat.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
Shstat.exe is an executable file, and it most likely came preinstalled on your PC although it may have installed when you installed other programs. Always check the file location which is shown below, as this is a way to verify you have the correct file. Often spyware or virus writers use similiar names in hopes to fool you into thinking its a good file, but they place the spyware in other disk locations with the similiar or same name. This file comes from Mcafee Software and you will see shstat.exe in your pc startup. If you are running Mcafee anti-virus software, you most likely will see this task as this is required when using Network Associates software (McAfee anti-virus). This file is considered to be safe and is not spyware or virus related software. As always, run a good antivirus software program or a good spyware remover to help keep your system cleaned up.
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What is the shstat.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE /STANDALONE