What is tskman.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 tskman.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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Tskman.exe file information

The process known as PC PhoneHome appears to belong to software unknown by BRIGADOON SOFTWARE INC (

Description: Tskman.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The tskman.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 118,784 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Tskman.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Tskman.exe is not a Windows core file. Tskman.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If tskman.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 106,496 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The tskman.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software has no file description. Tskman.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tskman.exe. Therefore, you should check the tskman.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

Trojan! - IRC.Flood
  Stephen C.   (further information)
Can be camouflage for serv-u ftp-server. Config file is masked as tskman.dll.
  Martin Z.  
Appeared with installation of PC Phone Home
  ephraimephraim   (further information)
108 kb v:
  baharan   (further information)
Versucht Dienstabhängihkeiten an sich zu reissen (Server, Arbeitsstationsdienst), nach dem löschen ist der Server quasi lahmgelegt.
Troyan servu-.. (servU-AS for exemple)
  enda   (further information)
on my system it was a FTP server. tskman.dll seemed to be a logfile of sorts
  Chris B.  

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Summary: Average user rating of tskman.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. One user thinks tskman.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 8 users think tskman.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving tskman issues

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