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What does the shwicon2k.exe file do?

The shwicon2k.exe process is also known as Sunkist or, as the case may be, Digital Media Reader and is a part of Multimedia Card Reader. This software is produced by Alcor Micro (www.alcormicro.com). An obsolete or defective version of shwicon2k.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 shwicon2k.exe Sunkist

shwicon2k.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file shwicon2k.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 139,264 bytes (77% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 135,168 bytes.
You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. This shwicon2k program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The shwicon2k file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. For this reason, 39% 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 shwicon2k.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 shwicon2k?

....well i know i don't have a Multimedia Card Reader
part of Multimedia Card reader
Alex
I have a 7-in-1 card reader and it's been on my PC for a long time. I would think it is legitimate. (have HP/WinXP comp)
Aikeru
for hp multimedia card reader
if you don't let it run the card reader won't work
sk1

Summary: 14 users judge shwicon2k.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall Multimedia Card Reader

To remove Sunkist 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 Multimedia Card Reader in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if shwicon2k.exe (Sunkist) 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 Sunkist. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sunkist 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 shwicon2k.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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