What is wintasks.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 wintasks.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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Wintasks.exe file information

The process belongs to software WinTasks Trial or WinTasks (version 4 Professional) by Uniblue Systems (

Description: Wintasks.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wintasks.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—mostly C:\Program Files\LIUtilities\WinTasks\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,477,952 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 4,268,032 bytes, 2,647,552 bytes, 4,268,544 bytes or 4,259,328 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The program has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Wintasks.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with wintasks.exe, you can also completely remove WinTasks Trial or WinTasks (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wintasks.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wintasks.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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Summary: Average user rating of wintasks.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think wintasks.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving wintasks issues

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