How to remove an taskeng error
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Taskeng.exe file information
The process known as Task Scheduler Engine or Aufgabenplanungsmodul or poilo13 belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or downloader or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or BienneSoft.
Description: The file taskeng.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 166,400 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 169,472 bytes and 8 more variants.
File taskeng.exe is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Viruses with the same file name
Is taskeng.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true taskeng.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Task Scheduler Engine".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are such as Worm:Win32/Silly_P2P.H or VirTool:Win32/Injector.gen!AD (detected by Microsoft), and WORM_IRCBOT.TX or TROJ_DLOADR.ZAA (detected by TrendMicro).
To ensure that no rogue taskeng.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants? If taskeng.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 55,296 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 13,312 bytes or 433,664 bytes. There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). taskeng.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If taskeng.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 705,922 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 532,480 bytes or 55,296 bytes. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). File taskeng.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. taskeng.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
If taskeng.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 464,384 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as taskeng.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the taskeng.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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