How to remove the TasksWatch virus

Most antivirus programs identify TasksWatch.exe as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:Malware-gen, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.38JJ14 or TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0EK114.

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TasksWatch.exe file information

The process known as TasksWatch.exe belongs to software unknown by M/s Tech AnB or M/s Children Code.

Description: TasksWatch.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file TasksWatch.exe is located in the Windows folder for temporary files. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,289,872 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,251,968 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. TasksWatch.exe is digitally signed. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. TasksWatch.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with TasksWatch.exe, you can also go to the support area [1][2] of the Childrencode website or remove the entire program M/s Children Code or M/s Tech AnB using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify TasksWatch.exe related errors

Important: You should check the TasksWatch.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 TasksWatch issues

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

TasksWatch.exe [all]