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What’s DeleteShortcut.exe (Active Pen Low Battery Notifier Install Helper)? Is it safe or a virus?

DeleteShortcut.exe is a software developed by LENOVO with the app description "Active Pen Low Battery Notifier Install Helper". This software is designed to assist users who have an active pen with their device by notifying them when the pen's battery is running low. The DeleteShortcut.exe file is specifically used to remove the shortcuts related to the Active Pen Low Battery Notifier.

A Lenovo active pen is a digital stylus that allows for natural handwriting, drawing and navigation on compatible Lenovo laptops, tablets and other devices with touchscreens. It provides a pen-like experience by sensing levels of pressure sensitivity and enabling more precise input than just using your fingertips on the screen. Active pens from Lenovo are designed to mimic the feel of an actual pen or pencil for note-taking, sketching and other digital inking tasks.

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Who makes DeleteShortcut.exe (Active Pen Low Battery Notifier Install Helper)?

We’ve found LENOVO should be the publisher of DeleteShortcut.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.

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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: May 25, 2024

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