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LocationNotificationWindows.exe (Location Notification Windows) is a program developed by Microsoft Windows that is responsible for handling location-based notifications in the Windows OS.
When a user's device changes location, this executable is responsible for triggering location-based notifications and delivering them to the user. These notifications can include information about nearby services or events, weather updates, or location-specific reminders. The program essentially works to enhance the user experience by providing relevant and timely information based on the user's current location. However, it's important to note that some users may choose to disable location services for privacy or security reasons, which would prevent LocationNotificationWindows.exe from functioning.
(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)
We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of LocationNotificationWindows.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.
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.
Below are 4 simple steps you can take to see if the LocationNotificationWindows.exe process is safe or malware.
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