What does the taskeng.exe file do?
The taskeng.exe process is also known as Task Scheduler Engine or, as the case may be, Moteur du Planificateur de tâches and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Système d’exploitation Microsoft Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of taskeng.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Task Scheduler Engine has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Task Scheduler Engine 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)
- taskeng.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module taskeng.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about taskeng.exe Task Scheduler Engine
The original taskeng.exe file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. The file taskeng.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 192,000 bytes (72% of all these files), 171,520 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
This file is part of the operating system. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. For this reason, 3% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A taskeng.exe file has a 44% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 464,384 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,859,584 bytes. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This taskeng.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Taskeng.exe is capable of record keystrokes.
- A taskeng.exe file has a 58% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 532,480 bytes. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). The taskeng file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Taskeng.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications.
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 taskeng.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 taskeng?
|Its not dangerous its CTRL+ALT+Delete the task manager. If you delete it you cant click CTRL+ALT+DELETE anymore. Tried it with another pc and it wasnt fun i cant see what Programs in running on my PC now. So dont delete it! |
|its part of windows Vista |
Summary: 31 users judge taskeng.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 13 users have already deleted taskeng.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program or Système d’exploitation Microsoft Windows
To remove Task Scheduler Engine from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate the program or Système d’exploitation Microsoft Windows in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine) 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 Task Scheduler Engine. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Task Scheduler Engine 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 taskeng.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.