The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MXTask.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as The background task server or MXTask Background Service or The Background Task Server
belongs to software SystemSuite (version 8 Professional, 7 Professional) or VCOM SystemSuite Professional (version 6) or StuffIt Deluxe or SystemSuite Task Manager or Fix-It Utilities (version 7 Professional, 11 Professional) or Ontrack® SystemSuite or VCOM SystemSuite (version 5) or VCOM Fix-It Utilities (version 5)
by Avanquest Publishing USA (www.avanquest.com) or Avanquest Software USA (www.avanquest.com) or Avanquest Software (www.avanquest.com) or Allume Systems (my.smithmicro.com) or V Communications (www.v-com.com) or Ontrack Data International (www.ontrack.com) or Avanquest North America (www.avanquest.com).
Description: MXTask.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MXTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 188,416 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes and 22 more variants.
It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. MXTask.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you run into problems with MXTask.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ VCOM Fix-It Utilities or StuffIt Deluxe.
Recommended: Identify MXTask.exe related errors
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MXTask.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MXTask.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MXTask. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the MXTask.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.