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What’s ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog.exe (ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog EXE)? Is it safe or a virus?

ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog.exe is a process associated with Microsoft Windows.

This executable file is responsible for applying settings from a template catalog. When a user wants to apply predefined settings or configurations to a system, this program is utilized to access the template catalog and implement the desired changes.

Template Catalogs in Windows are a collection of predefined settings or configurations that can be used to create new documents or setups with consistent formatting and settings. While searching online, I found this seemed to be related to Microsoft's Intune software (according to the Microsoft website), which is an IT management system for devices.

Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog.exe process is safe or malware.

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior

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Who makes ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog.exe (ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog EXE)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of ApplySettingsTemplateCatalog.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 19, 2024

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