Purpose of dataexchangehost.exe:
File purpose and description:
DataExchangeHost.exe is a program file which was most likely installed by you. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware or virus related, as often similiar names are used and/or located elsewhere on your hard drive in an attempt to fool you and make you think the software or app is normal. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are suspicious. This DataExchangeHost.exe file is called exactly as it shows, it's the data exchange host app from Microsoft. It will show in your windows system32 folder and will be showing on any windows system purchased in the last several years. It may or may not be running however depending upon how you setup your computer. This file is considered safe and is not a virus or spyware related software program or app. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
This file will be found on your hard drive at C:\Windows\System32\DataExchangeHost.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, dataexchangehost.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of dataexchangehost.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.