What does the AppVShNotify.exe file do?
The AppVShNotify.exe process is also known as AppVShNotify or, as the case may be, Microsoft Application Virtualization Client Shell Notifier and is a part of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) or, as the case may be, Microsoft Office (Version 365 Home Premium - en-us). This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of AppVShNotify.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AppVShNotify has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AppVShNotify has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AppVShNotify.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AppVShNotify.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AppVShNotify.exe AppVShNotify
AppVShNotify.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AppVShNotify.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 205,472 bytes (57% of all these files), 205,464 bytes or, as the case may be, 205,384 bytes.
This AppVShNotify.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The AppVShNotify file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 22% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A AppVShNotify.exe file has a 12% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 263,896 bytes. This AppVShNotify.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The AppVShNotify file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AppVShNotify.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AppVShNotify?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft Application Virtualization or Microsoft Office
To remove AppVShNotify from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft Application Virtualization or Microsoft Office in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if AppVShNotify.exe (AppVShNotify) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AppVShNotify. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AppVShNotify or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AppVShNotify.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.