How to remove the taskdir virus

Most antivirus programs identify taskdir.exe as malware.

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Taskdir.exe file information

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as taskdir.exe.

Description: Taskdir.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Taskdir.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 54,367 bytes (15% of all occurrences), 54,327 bytes and 38 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The taskdir.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run). The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. File is hidden. The process is a hidden stealth process. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify taskdir.exe related errors

Important: You should check the taskdir.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

All I know so far it that it will thash you email account then write 0's starting with 00000001 making them email accounts and receving email from them.
It's some sort of hijacking thingamajigger! Comes with a trojan...

Summary: Average user rating of taskdir.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think taskdir.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving taskdir issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active taskdir process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the taskdir.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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