What does the mstask.exe file do?
There is no detailed information about the producer of the mstask.exe process. However, the analysis below will give you an idea of what this process does. An obsolete or defective version of mstask.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- mstask.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mstask.exe has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mstask.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mstask.exe. Read of address 00000000.
Free PC Check
Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
What you should know about mstask.exe mstask.exe
mstask.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Mstask.exe is found in no folder.
The file size is 0 bytes.
This mstask.exe process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. This file does not supply any version information or other description. There is no file for this mstask process. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\RunServices). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 26% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mstask.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about mstask?
|Windows Task Scheduler |
|Task sheduler for windows - annoying with zonelabs |
|task scheduler crashes on my system due to bitdefender toolbar (further information...) |
Summary: 12 users judge mstask.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 6 users consider it harmless. However, 8 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 18 users have already deleted mstask.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove mstask.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mstask.exe (mstask.exe) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of mstask.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for mstask.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mstask.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.