AggregatorHost.exe : What is this file doing on my system?

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  1. anansay

    anansay MDL Member

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    The full path to the file is C:\Windows\System32\

    How did the file get onto my system in the first place?

    Is it safe to remove/delete it? If yes, how?

    I have tried to change the file extension to .bak but was told that I needed permission to do it.
     
  2. (\_/)^(\_/)

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    My Scenario : No any File of this name is found anywhere in OS Directory ie (Z:\Windows\System32)
    Theres a Possibility that MSMG toolkit used on same updated ISO removed this file in my case.
     
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  7. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    This file was already existing on Windows 10. Why create a false rumor about it ??
     
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    :roll1:
     
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  9. anansay

    anansay MDL Member

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    @drew84

    I clicked 2021-11-25 and was taken to a page whose title is What is AggregatorHost.exe? Is it Safe or is it a Virus?

    I followed the instructions therein and AggregatorHost still shows up as a process in Task Manager.

    What shall I do next?
     
  10. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Are you kidding ? Format the drive if you think it's a virus :laie:
     
  11. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Idiocy wants to get computer literate :p
     
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    Tip. Don't you accidentally use or have recently used some of a Smart Share product, such as Smart Share File Transfer, an app, or an LG Electronics product?
     
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  13. drew84

    drew84 MDL Expert

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    .... uninstall Defender

    but better yet, .. stop being paranoid