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What is taskkill.exe?

Taskkill.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 taskkill.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.

Taskkill.exe file information

The process known as Kill Process or Prozessbeendigungsprogramm or Ýþlemi Bitir belongs to software Microsoft Windows Ýþletim Sistemi or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original taskkill.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file taskkill.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 78,336 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 72,192 bytes or 72,704 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/taskkill.exe.html 
The taskkill.exe file is a Windows core system file. It is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify taskkill.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as taskkill.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the taskkill.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

Mit taskkill.exe können Prozesse einfach beendet werden. Praktisch bei Batch.

Summary: Average user rating of taskkill.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment.
One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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