What is taskmanager17.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 taskmanager17.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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Taskmanager17.exe file information

The process known as Security Task Manager belongs to software unknown by A. & M. Neuber Software (

Description: Taskmanager17.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file taskmanager17.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,693,024 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 1,705,312 bytes, 2,931,056 bytes, 1,570,920 bytes or 1,709,408 bytes. 
The taskmanager17.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The taskmanager17.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. The taskmanager17.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with taskmanager17.exe, you can also completely remove Security Task Manager (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or contact to assist you.

Recommended: Identify taskmanager17.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as taskmanager17.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the taskmanager17.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

Ist von Neuber Software
  KDH   (further information)
I think it is Security Task Manager from Neuber Software
  Speedee   (further information)
ist der Security Task Manager von Neuber Software
  wohim   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of taskmanager17.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks taskmanager17.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving taskmanager17 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with taskmanager17. 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.

To help you analyze the taskmanager17.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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