What does the shwiconem.exe file do?
The shwiconem.exe process is also known as Digital Media Reader or, as the case may be, eMachines Bay 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 shwiconem.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Digital Media Reader has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Digital Media Reader 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)
- shwiconem.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module shwiconem.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about shwiconem.exe Digital Media Reader
shwiconem.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Shwiconem.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 135,168 bytes.
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 44% 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 shwiconem.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 shwiconem?
|Appears to Come on emachines for the Card Reader installed |
|doesnt slow down the pc and installed with emachines computers |
|Included on some Gateway models as well as E-Machines for Card Reader |
|Gateway Media Card Reader |
|It came preinstalled on my Gateway 560GE PC. Used for the digital media reader on the front of the computer - SD/MMC/SM/MS/MS-PRO, CF/MICRODRIVE |
Summary: 11 users judge shwiconem.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Multimedia Card Reader
To remove Digital Media Reader from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Multimedia Card Reader in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if shwiconem.exe (Digital Media Reader) 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 Digital Media Reader. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Digital Media Reader 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 shwiconem.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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