What is SrTasks.exe?

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 SrTasks.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.

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SrTasks.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft® Windows System Protection background tasks belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original SrTasks.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The SrTasks.exe file is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The SrTasks.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SrTasks.exe. Therefore, you should check the SrTasks.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.


User Comments

Causing high disk activity on windows 10 dev preview
  Billy Marshall  
this command is used in windows 10 in task scheduler for auto create system restore point
  steve jones  
It is located under C:\Windows\System32 The file size on Windows 10 is 58.368 bytes. It doen't exist on a Windows 7 32-Bit computer.
  Jay Jonkman  
Causing high disk activity on windows 10
my size on Windows 10 64bit aniversary update (1607 build 14393.187) is 56,5 KB (57.856 Bytes)
Causing high disk activity on windows 10 pro, non-insider
It loads the CPU by 30-70 % with no obvious work. I was forced to delete this file (rename it) just to have a chance to work on my NB.

Summary: Average user rating of SrTasks.exe: based on 5 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks SrTasks.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users don't grade SrTasks.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving SrTasks issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with SrTasks. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the SrTasks.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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