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What’s SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe (Secure Boot UEFI Encoder)? Is it safe or a virus?

SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe is a utility developed by Microsoft Windows that is used to encode UEFI Secure Boot certificates.

Secure Boot is a security feature in UEFI firmware that ensures that only properly signed and authenticated software and firmware components are able to run during the system boot process. The SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe utility is used to encode the UEFI Secure Boot certificates, which are used to digitally sign software and firmware components, providing an extra layer of protection against unauthorized or malicious code being run during the boot process.

(Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs)

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Who makes SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe (Secure Boot UEFI Encoder)?

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

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

  1. Scan the executable with Microsoft's built-in tech
  2. Find SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe's publisher
  3. Search the executable's hash with VirusTotal
  4. Monitor the executable's behavior
Last updated: February 11, 2024

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