What is TaskSwitchXP.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 TaskSwitchXP.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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TaskSwitchXP.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TaskSwitchXP
TaskSwitchXP.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as TaskSwitchXP Pro (version 2.0) belongs to software TaskSwitchXP or TaskSwitchXP Pro by Alexander Avdonin (

Description: TaskSwitchXP.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TaskSwitchXP.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 62,976 bytes (94% of all occurrences), 61,952 bytes and 5 more variants. 
It is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run). The program has no visible window. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. TaskSwitchXP.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as TaskSwitchXP.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the TaskSwitchXP.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

Part of task switcher alternative
Alternative task switcher (ALT+TAB)
replacement for task switcher
Vudo followed installation
  T. Higgins  
alternativer Taskmanager (ALT+Tab) mit vielen Einstellungen
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Summary: Average user rating of TaskSwitchXP.exe: based on 9 votes with 5 user comments. 7 users think TaskSwitchXP.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving TaskSwitchXP issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with TaskSwitchXP. 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.

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

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