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What does the ShrCL.exe file do?

The ShrCL.exe process is also known as Shredder Console Application and is a part of McAfee Shredder or, as the case may be, McAfee All Access Total Protection. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of ShrCL.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ShrCL.exe Shredder Console Application

ShrCL.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ShrCL.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 498,472 bytes (40% of all these files), 129,088 bytes, 488,624 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,023,168 bytes.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run, DEFAULT\Run, DEFAULT\Runonce). The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. ShrCL.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as Change the behavior of other applications. For this reason, 0% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 ShrCL.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 ShrCL?

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 McAfee Shredder or McAfee All Access Total Protection

To remove Shredder Console Application from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate McAfee Shredder or McAfee All Access Total Protection in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if ShrCL.exe (Shredder Console Application) 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 Shredder Console Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Shredder Console Application 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 ShrCL.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.

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