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What’s relaunchNativeHost.exe (Relaunch Outlook)? Is it safe or a virus?

relaunchNativeHost.exe is a process developed by Microsoft Corporation that is related to the Windows Runtime Broker. The Windows Runtime Broker is a background process that manages permissions for apps that run with the Universal Windows Platform.

relaunchNativeHost.exe specifically works to relaunch the Windows Runtime Broker process if it fails or crashes. This is important for ensuring the stability and functionality of UWP apps on Windows operating systems.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes relaunchNativeHost.exe (Relaunch Outlook)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of relaunchNativeHost.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 relaunchNativeHost.exe safe or a virus?

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

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find relaunchNativeHost.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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