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What is taskmng.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 taskmng.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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Taskmng.exe file information

The process known as Windows sock service belongs to software taskmng or Windows Driver Adapter by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Microsoft Windows corp.

Description: Taskmng.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The taskmng.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,040 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 325,632 bytes, 23,552 bytes or 57,856 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/taskmng.exe.html 
Taskmng.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Taskmng.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous.

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If taskmng.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 3,288,576 bytes. It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name taskmng.exe, for example Trojan.Generic.15290149 or Gen:Variant.Zusy.70014 (detected by BitDefender), and TROJ_GEN.F0C2C00KE13 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the taskmng.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 taskmng issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with taskmng. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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



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