What is AppVShNotify.exe? Is it safe or is it a virus?
AppVShNotif.exe is a file made by Microsoft and is available on Windows 10/8/7. It stands for Microsoft Application Virtualization Client Shell Notifier. It is located in a subfolder of C:\Program Files. It is responsible for integrating a virtualized application. This means that it is responsible for making a file available to a particular set of users on Windows 10.
AppVShNotify.exe – Microsoft Application Virtualization Client Shell Notifier
This file runs under the SYSTEM user and is associated with Microsoft Office and found in the following location:
It is around 290 KB and usually does not take up much CPU usage.
In case the Microsoft Application Virtualization Client Shell Notifier (AppVShNotify.exe) file is behaving abnormally on your computer or is causing any problems, there might be chances that it has become corrupted. Running the System File Checker may help.
If this file is found to be located in any other folder, it could be malware. Also, in case this file is not digitally signed by Microsoft, this file may be considered as suspicious, and we recommend you run an antivirus scan.
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