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What’s hvsirdpclient.exe (Microsoft Defender Application Guard Manager RDP Client)? Is it safe or a virus?

The executable file, hvsirdpclient.exe, is developed by Microsoft specifically for the Windows operating system, functioning as a part of the security framework for applications.

Microsoft Defender Application Guard represents a sandboxing technology built on virtualization to segregate documents deemed unsafe. This technology leverages the same foundational principles used in Azure, bringing them directly to your desktop. Documents that are not trusted are opened within a distinct container that utilizes Hyper-V for isolation, ensuring they remain separate from the primary operating system.

Moreover, hvsirdpclient.exe serves as the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Client Manager for Microsoft Defender Application Guard. This indicates its role as an additional security layer within Application Guard, aimed specifically at enhancing the security of RDP connections within Microsoft applications.

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Who makes hvsirdpclient.exe (Microsoft Defender Application Guard Manager RDP Client)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of hvsirdpclient.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: February 16, 2024

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