Purpose of pickerhost.exe:
pickerhost.exe file purpose and description:
The file PickerHost.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 PickerHost.exe program may appear and disappear on your windows task list. This file app is part of the automatic updating that Skype messenger uses as part of automatic updates on Windows computers. Skype will ask if you want to update your software, and if you choose yes then this will appear in your tasklist. This PickerHost.exe task is considered a safe file and is not virus or malware related software. (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.
Where is the file or folder located on my computer?
This file will be found at c:\windows\system32\PickerHost.exe It will also be found at c:\windows\SysWOW64\PickerHost.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, pickerhost.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 pickerhost.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.