How to remove an taskmgr error
The free file information forum can help you determine if taskmgr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Taskmgr.exe file information
The process known as Windows Task Manager or Host Security Platform or Administrador de tareas de Windows or Generic Host Process32 or Gerenciador de Tarefas do Windows or Windows Jobliste
belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Installer or Generic Host Process or Services or Blueserver Antihack or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows or Task Manager Help or Outerinfo
by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Windows Installer (msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185688%28VS.85%29.aspx) or Srevent or MS or Blueserver or Generic Host Process32.
Description: taskmgr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 135,680 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 140,800 bytes and 50 more variants.
The file is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. taskmgr.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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Viruses with the same file name
Is taskmgr.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true taskmgr.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Windows Task Manager".
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 for instance W32.IRCBot or Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.dd or Trojan-Spy.Win32.IamBigBrother.g (detected by Kaspersky).
To ensure that no rogue taskmgr.exe is running on your PC, click here to run a Free Malware Scan.
How to recognize suspicious variants? If taskmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 857,088 bytes (73% of all occurrences), 22,987 bytes and 16 more variants.
There is no description of the program. Taskmgr.exe is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, 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, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run).
taskmgr.exe is able to monitor applications.
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If taskmgr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 65% dangerous. The file size is 529,920 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 80,384 bytes and 18 more variants. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. File taskmgr.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. taskmgr.exe is able to hide itself, monitor applications and record inputs.
If taskmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 73% dangerous. The file size is 529,920 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 69,632 bytes and 5 more variants.
If taskmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 73% dangerous. The file size is 405,504 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 857,088 bytes or 409,600 bytes.
If taskmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 20,480 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 857,088 bytes or 241,664 bytes.
If taskmgr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 106,496 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes, 102,400 bytes or 94,208 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "Taskmgr" definitely not required. System1060 homepage hi-jacker. Note - this is not a Windows file and is found in a WindowsSystem1060 directory
- "taskmgr" definitely not required. Added by the Startpage.G hijacker. Note - this is NOT the Windows Task Manager file!
- "taskmgr.exe" is not required to run at start up. Windows Task Manager in Windows XP. If run from the Startup folder, the tray icon will be put to the system tray after boot. Useful to check if XP has finished running the delayed services after boot. Available via a desktop shortcut
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as taskmgr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the taskmgr.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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