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What’s excelcnv.exe (Microsoft Excel)? Is it safe or a virus?

Excelcnv.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft Office Excel, designed for the purpose of converting Excel files from an older format to a newer one. It is a necessary component for ensuring compatibility with the latest versions of the software, and allows users to open and edit files created with previous versions of Excel.

This tool is particularly useful for businesses and individuals who frequently work with Excel files, as it ensures that data and formatting are not lost during file conversion.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes excelcnv.exe (Microsoft Excel)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of excelcnv.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.

Is excelcnv.exe safe or a virus?

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

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find excelcnv.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 5, 2024

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