How to remove the taskmon virus

Most antivirus programs identify taskmon.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_NUCRP.GEN, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Tibs.gen!G or Worm:BAT/Autorun.H.

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Taskmon.exe file information

The process has no valid information about its manufacturer.

Description: Taskmon.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Taskmon.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 78,848 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 38,912 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is no description of the program. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, Run). The taskmon.exe file is not a Windows core file. Taskmon.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Taskmon.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 76% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the taskmon.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

Windows Task Optimizer
Be carefull!! It can be contaminated with Mydoom which is a worm
  flowerfly   (further information)
This is NOT the microsoft task manager in win9x! The real file is taskman.exe and has a different icon (may be different in NT 2k XP)
used to track startup files if in c:\windows
  Ron Nelson   (further information)
down loaded from cnet
  carol cramer  

Summary: Average user rating of taskmon.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think taskmon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks taskmon.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving taskmon issues

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

Other processes

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