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What does the taskhost.exe file do?

The taskhost.exe process is also known as Host Process for Windows Tasks or, as the case may be, Værtsproces for Windows-opgaver and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Operativsystem. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of taskhost.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about taskhost.exe Host Process for Windows Tasks

taskhost.exe is a Windows system file. Taskhost.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 49,152 bytes (98% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 50,688 bytes.
The file is a Windows system file. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. To verify its trustworthiness, Microsoft has provided it with an embedded certificate. For this reason, 4% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

taskhost.exe is a system file used by Microsoft Windows, and appears in Windows Task Manager as a process named "Host Process for Windows Tasks." However, some viruses or Trojans use the same file name in order to remain undetected (for example Troj/VB-HNK (recognized by Sophos), as well as Trojan-Dropper.MSIL.Agent.rpl (recognized by Kaspersky)).
To be really safe, you should scan your computer with two different anti-virus engines. You can use a free Anti-Malware scanner for this purpose.

Objectionable files with the same file name have the following characteristics:

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 taskhost.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 taskhost?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall the program or Microsoft Windows Operativsystem

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To remove Host Process for Windows Tasks from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program or Microsoft Windows Operativsystem in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if taskhost.exe (Host Process for Windows Tasks) 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 Host Process for Windows Tasks. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Host Process for Windows Tasks 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 taskhost.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.

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