What's "CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask" ?

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  1. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    What's "CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask" ?


    Should i enable/disable under CCleaner Scheduled Task? (related with the recent windows update)

    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE /NOUACCHECK
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  2. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    It does not really matter, when you disable it, it gets re-enabled, when you remove it, it gets re-created.
    I disable it daily, I see no reason for explorer to bypass UAC. As for, what it is for, no one knows for sure.
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  3. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    thanks for the response. the next windows update will appear again? seriously, this is not caused by malware, trojan or etc?
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  4. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
       #4

    It is triggered by some Windows setting, it is not present on every Windows 10.
    I have UAC at max, so maybe that is the reason it was created, to bypass it.
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  5. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    your UAC at max mean "Never notify"?
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  6. Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       #6

    The CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task prevents Explorer from running elevated.

    In Windows 10, any attempt to start Explorer with elevation switch seems to get intercepted by Windows and a CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task is created and run instead. Because the task is configured to run with the lowest privileges, Explorer never gets run with elevation.

    When Explorer is executed with the ‘/nouaccheck’ switch the CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task is ignored and Explorer is launched conventionally, it’s elevated status inherited from the process that started it, as expected.
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  7. Posts : 297
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    thanks Pyprohly
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  8. Posts : 5,183
    Windows 11 Home
       #8

    Pyprohly said:
    The CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task prevents Explorer from running elevated.
    Thanks for clarification, you are right.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
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    Pyprohly said:
    The CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task prevents Explorer from running elevated.

    In Windows 10, any attempt to start Explorer with elevation switch seems to get intercepted by Windows and a CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task is created and run instead. Because the task is configured to run with the lowest privileges, Explorer never gets run with elevation.

    When Explorer is executed with the ‘/nouaccheck’ switch the CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task is ignored and Explorer is launched conventionally, it’s elevated status inherited from the process that started it, as expected.
    I am sorry, could someone please clarify this for me, as the original author account is closed. Using my limited understanding it appears the above to be contradictory in nature. They say "The CreateExplorerShellUnelevatedTask task prevents Explorer from running elevated." However, this task is scheduled to execute Windows Explorer.exe with the /nouaccheck, pardon me, but that appears to be 'elevated,' no?
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 8
       #10

    It doesn't matter, but you'd better disable it.
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