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What’s shieldsvc.exe (ShieldVPN Svc)? Is it safe or a virus?

Shieldsvc.exe by Goliath Media Limited is a service application that is part of the ShieldVPN software. Its main function is to provide a virtual private network (VPN) service to users, allowing them to securely access the internet and protect their private data from potential threats.

The app description "ShieldVPN Svc" suggests that it is the background service component of the ShieldVPN application, responsible for maintaining the VPN connection and ensuring the protection of users' online activities.

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Who makes shieldsvc.exe (ShieldVPN Svc)?

We’ve found Goliath Media Limited should be the publisher of shieldsvc.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: April 10, 2024

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