Is gwx.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of gwx.exe:









File purpose and description:

This gwx.exe file was most likely placed on your computer during a windows update that you did. The exact disk and folder location is also shown below, so you can verify this file is in the right location and is not virus, adware, or spyware related in any way. Writers of spyware and adware will often use similiar or like names, and then place those files in other locations in an attempt to fool you into thinking it is a good file. This gwx.exe file is part of Windows and its known as the Windows Update reminder for windows 10 and stands for Get Windows X . If you are deleting or removing files on your computer as a virus removal protection method, then note that this gwx.exe file is not considered to be spyware, malware, or virus related. It is considered safe and does not need to be removed. (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)
gwx.exe

File type:
This is an exe file.

File or folder location:
The file location will be found on your hard drive at C:\Windows\System32\GWX\gwx.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, gwx.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 gwx.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!