Is devicecensus.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of devicecensus.exe:









devicecensus.exe file purpose and description:

The file DeviceCensus.exe is a software task which would typically not be something you downloaded and installed yourself and it can appear on your windows computer without you knowing. The actual hard drive disk location for this DeviceCensus.exe program may appear and disappear on your windows computer. file is part of the MIcrosoft Windows operating system and it begin appearing during Windows 10, but it will not always show in your tasklist. This DeviceCensus.exe task will start up and shut down on its own at various times so you may notice is running on your windows computer. This task is considered a safe file and is not virus or malware related. (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)
devicecensus.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This devicecensus.exe file will be found at c:\windows\system32\devicecensus.exe


General information:
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, devicecensus.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 devicecensus.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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!