Is shwicon2k.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of shwicon2k.exe:









File purpose and description:

shwicon2k.exe is a program that may have been on your pc when you purchased it, or may have been installed by yourself also. The actual hard drive location is also shown below so you can verify this file name is not a virus or spyware related. This shwicon2k.exe program is a card reader software utility from Alcor Micro. This program reads memory cards for digital camera's or other external devices that you want to insert the memory card from. This file is considered safe and is not known to be spyware/adware or virus 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)
shwicon2k.exe

File type:
This is an exe program

File or folder location:
This file can be found on your hard drive at: C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe This is memory card reader software.


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, shwicon2k.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 shwicon2k.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!