How to remove the taskmg virus

Most antivirus programs identify taskmg.exe as malware—such as Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Rebhip or TrojanClicker:Win32/Klik, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Foreign.mivp or Trojan-Clicker.Win32.Vesloruki.acn.

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Taskmg.exe file information

The process known as Custom Mania or Task Scheduler Engine appears to belong to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: Taskmg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The taskmg.exe file is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,533,316 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 331,776 bytes or 1,232,005 bytes. 
The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The application has no file description. Taskmg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous.

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If taskmg.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 308,736 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the taskmg.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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Best practices for resolving taskmg issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active taskmg process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the taskmg.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.

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