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What is task.exe?

Task.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if task.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Task.exe file information

The process belongs to software BHO or Project1 by unknown.

Description: Task.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. task.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 7/XP is 659,456 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/task.exe.html 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Task.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with task.exe, you can also remove the entire program BHO using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify task.exe related errors

If task.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 86% dangerous. The file size is 52,224 bytes. There is no file information. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The task.exe file is not a Windows core file. Task.exe is able to monitor applications.

If task.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 1,282,260 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. task.exe seems to be a compressed file.

If task.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 3,722,752 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as task.exe. Therefore, you should check the task.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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User Comments

I know that it will make your CPU run at 100% all the damn time! Get rid of it!! Check out your CPU usage...If it seems high, lok in Processes. Task.exe? End the process, then delete it!!
  Kristofor Olson  
bringt ASK Toolbar mit
  Willy   (further information)
Added by the W32/Tilebot-R worm. When this infection starts it will connect to an IRC server where it will wait for remote commands to execute.
  Mike   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of task.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments.
One user suspects danger. 2 users think task.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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