How to remove an mstask error
The free file information forum can help you determine if mstask.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Mstask.exe file information
The process known as mstask.exe appears to be part of software Internet Books or NetEye or Stealth Folder Hider or Windows Task Scheduler by SKM or NetEye Informática Ltda (www.neteye.com.br) or BC COMPUTING (www.bcinc.us).
Description: mstask.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (e.g. c:\windows\system\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 42,496 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,793,536 bytes.
The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. mstask.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications, record inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If mstask.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 69% dangerous. The file size is 468,480 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 25,088 bytes. The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. File mstask.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Mstask.exe is not a Windows core file. mstask.exe is able to record inputs and hide itself.
If mstask.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 7 bytes. The program has a visible window. Program has no file description. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File mstask.exe is not a Windows system file. mstask.exe seems to be a compressed file.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "Mstask" definitely not required. Added by the OPASERV.N WORM! Note - this is not the legitimate mstask.exe system file and the executable resides in C:\Windows or C:\WINNT
- "mstask" definitely not required. Browser hijacker - redirecting to find-more.net. Note - this is not the legitimate mstask.exe system file
- "SchedulingAgent" can run at start up. MS Scheduling Agent displayed as a box with a stopwatch in the System Tray that is only needed if you have regular scheduled disk defragmenting, ScanDisk, etc. Required if you have regularily scheduled events such as weekly virus scans
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mstask.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mstask.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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