SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe shell window opening, after looking for the .EXE in file explorer theres multiple of them

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Windows 10 22h2 sometimes opens a shell window with the exe SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe after looking for it in file explorer there are multiple exes with the name SecureBootEncodeUEFI.exe some different sizes and with different capitalization, running a malware check right now, but wanted to make sure this wasn't something legitimate, either way is all of this normal?Screenshot 2023-09-09 114541

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Windows 10
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  1. Limitless Technology 41,106 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Please provide more information:

    1. Is there any change before the problem happened? Such as hardware replacement, and software installation?
    2. Is there any 3rd party protection/anti-virus tool?
    3. Please check the System event in Event Viewer to confirm if there is any related event has been logged.

    Go to task scheduler and look for: \Microsoft\Windows\PI and you will notice "SecureBootEncodeUEFI" task.

    Disable it, or create a new one here with identical settings, except selecting "run whether user is logged on or not" this time. Both ways should get rid of the annoying pop up.

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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