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What is switch.exe?

Part of Switch by NCH Software

Description of switch.exe from NCH Software
Switch Plus is a professional audio file converter for Windows. It can convert mp3, wav or wma audio file formats and more to the audio file format of your choice. Switch Plus audio file converter is very easy to use. Just add the files you want to convert to the list, select the format you want to use, and then click the convert button. Switch Plus Features: Simple and intuitive interface. It converts a variety of different audio file formats (including WMA, AU, GSM and DSS formats) into MP3 or WAV format. Automatically normalize audio while converting ability to play tracks prior to conversion. Import and convert a play list (m3u and pls). MP3 encoder supports constant or variable bit rates from 8 to 320kbps with optional error correction and stereo modes.
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How is switch.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - switch.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\NCH Software\SwitchReminder'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Shell open command - switch.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of WinZip with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Switch\switch.exe" -extfind ExpressBurn "%L". A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the switch.exe file.Of the 0.2% of switch.exe users, 31.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nch software\switch\switch.exe

Are there other versions of Switch?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6002.131072)
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File details

File name: switch.exe
Publisher: NCH Software (verified)
Name: Switch
Description: Switch Sound File Converter
Version: 4.43+
Size: 1.23 MB

Digital certificate

Issued to: NCH Software
Certificate authority: Thawte
Effective date: 7/27/2011
Expiration date: 8/2/2013

Scheduled task details

Name: SwitchSevenDays
Command: \NCH Software\SwitchSevenDays

Shell open command details

Name: WinZip
Command: "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Switch\switch.exe" -extfind ExpressBurn "%L"

Image hashes

MD5: fc51940dd974901e08ad6188edae0fed
SHA-1: bb8686699c972ad8542d385290c465c084264cd0
SHA-256: 406a7183dcc639e2cce4c48a14803020ef3ccc2c6a89cb8760ef8b3b0bd9c239

PE image details

File packed: No
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