What is VDTask.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 VDTask.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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VDTask.exe file information

The process known as VirtualDrive VDTask belongs to software VirtualDrive Personal by FarStone Technology (

Description: VDTask.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. VDTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 98,304 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 163,840 bytes or 170,512 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with VDTask.exe, you can uninstall VirtualDrive or VirtualDrive Pro from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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

This is the core of Farstone's Virtual Drive program. It's a virtual CD/DVD drive emulator that allows you (for example) to play games without having the game CD in the drive. It's very useful and totally harmless.
  Geoff   (further information)
Task created by Farstone Software that with the /AutoRestore switch following the command in the registry it will remember what virtual disk or game is inserted into which drive.

Summary: Average user rating of VDTask.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks VDTask.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving VDTask issues

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