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What’s InputSwitchToastHandler.exe (Input Switch Toast Handler)? Is it safe or a virus?

InputSwitchToastHandler.exe is responsible for handling notifications related to input language changes with Windows. When a user switches between different input languages on their computer, such as from English to Spanish, InputSwitchToastHandler.exe is responsible for displaying a notification to inform the user of the switch.

This can be especially useful for multilingual users who frequently switch between different languages for typing or other input activities. The process ensures that users are notified in a clear and timely manner when their input language settings change.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes InputSwitchToastHandler.exe (Input Switch Toast Handler)?

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

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

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