What is mxtask.exe?
Mxtask.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if mxtask.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Mxtask.exe file information
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 VCOM SystemSuite (version 5) or StuffIt Deluxe or SystemSuite Task Manager or VCOM Fix-It Utilities (version 5) or Fix-It Utilities (version 7 Professional, 11 Professional) or Ontrack® SystemSuite or ZipMagic Deluxe or ZipMagic
by Avanquest Publishing USA (www.avanquest.com) or V Communications (www.v-com.com) or Avanquest Software USA (www.avanquest.com) or Allume Systems (my.smithmicro.com) or Avanquest Software (www.avanquest.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 7/XP are 188,416 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 233,472 bytes and 20 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 Add\Remove programs applet. Mxtask.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with mxtask.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ VCOM SystemSuite Professional 6 or VCOM Fix-It Utilities.
Recommended: Identify mxtask.exe related errors
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "Fix-it" must run at start up. Part of Ontrack's Fix-it Utilities Suite. Loads a System Tray icon that lets you access the full program. Needed if you run the crash guard, intellicluster, anti-virus, or autoupdater. Otherwise not required
- "SystemSuite Task Manager" can run at start up. vcom (nee Ontrack) SystemSuite - PC maintenance and security. Use the program's configuration options to enable only the parts you want running all the time - such as Virusscanner Pro
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.
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