Process or task name:
Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: speechmodeldownload.exe
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What is it:
This SpeechModelDownload.exe windows task is a program that was most likely on your system the day you bought your computer especially if you bought Windows 10 or later. It most likely was not installed by you. Always double check the spelling and location which is shown below, as this guarantees you are not looking at a task which could be similar named spyware or malware, etc. It’s just good practice to double check this to make sure it is the same task and same folder location. This SpeechModelDownload.exe software is part of Microsoft Windows, and this is part of the Microsoft voice and speech software (Cortana) used within windows. You will see this appear at times within your ctrl-alt-del tasklist. This can also set off the firewall alert. I am not sure why it’s sending data out, my guess on this is to improve voice automation (Siri does the same thing on Apple devices where it sends audio to Apple to improve voice automation). This task is considered safe and is not virus, spyware, or adware related. Visit speechmodeldownload.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 speechmodeldownload.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your hard drive at
C:\Windows\System32\Speech_OneCore\common\SpeechModelDownload.exe Like other windows tasks, you may find cached versions in other folders all within the windows folder path.
Is speechmodeldownload.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 speechmodeldownload.exe considered a virus or trojan?
No, this Windows task is not a virus or trojan program.Would you recommend that I remove speechmodeldownload.exe?
We do not recommend removing this file.