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What is task.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 task.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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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 8/7/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 keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user 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

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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Best practices for resolving task issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with task. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 task.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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