How to remove the timetasks virus

Most antivirus programs identify timetasks.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.ZxrLoader.d, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2.

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Timetasks.exe file information

The process known as timetasks.exe appears to belong to software Time tasks by Timetasks or Subversion LTD.

Description: Timetasks.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Timetasks.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 190,976 bytes (51% of all occurrences), 162,816 bytes, 207,360 bytes, 602,624 bytes or 163,840 bytes. 
The timetasks.exe file is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). File is hidden. Therefore the technical security rating is 91% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with timetasks.exe, you can uninstall Time tasks or Nik Software Color Efex Pro™ Rus software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify timetasks.exe related errors

Important: You should check the timetasks.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 timetasks issues

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

Other processes

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