What is Shwiconem.exe

SunKistEM - Multimedia Card Reader - Alcor Micro, Corp.

File description

Shwiconem.exe with description SunKistEM is a process file from company Alcor Micro, Corp. belonging to product Multimedia Card Reader.
The file is not digitally signed.

What is shwiconem.exe?
This is a process installed along with Alcor Micro media card readers. It facilitates the ability to use the media card reader and have it appear as a drive on your system. It comes pre-installed on many pre-built systems, including Gateway and eMachines.

This process is not essential to the operation of the system; however, it should not be terminated or disabled unless necessary. By killing this process, you may lose the ability to use your media card reader. If you wish to permanently disable this process, you should uninstall the corresponding software.

Dangers of shwiconem
As this is a legitimate executable that comes with some media card readers and is pre-installed on many computers, it is possible for virus writers and spyware vendors to disguise their malware as the genuine one.

Some malicious files may have the same name as this process but be stored somewhere other than in %ProgramFiles%\Digital Media Reader, %ProgramFiles%\eMachines Bay Reader, or something similar. Other malware may use a name that appears similar to that of the legitimate one but with slight differences in spelling or with appended digits. While there are currently no known viruses, Trojans, or adware applications that disguise themselves as this process, you should look out for the presence of this file in an incorrect location or with a slightly different name.

There should never be more than one instance of shwiconem.exe running at a given time on a system. The presence of multiple instances may be an indicator of a malware infection. If you do not have a media card reader, the presence of this executable is a likely sign of a virus infection.

Common problems
  • "Sunkist.NOTIFYICONDATA.hWnd:shwiconem.exe – Drive Not Ready"
    • This is known to happen on occasion, but there is no known solution. Try reinstalling your media card reader drivers.

Automatic startup locations

001 Running Processes
002 Autorun registry entries local machine
003 Autorun registry entries Current User

Digital signatures found for this file

This file is not signed by its author

MD5 security rating in our database

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