What does the Taskmgr.exe file do?
The Taskmgr.exe process is also known as Windows Task Manager or, as the case may be, Host Security Platform and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Srevent. An obsolete or defective version of Taskmgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows Task Manager has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows Task Manager 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)
- Taskmgr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Taskmgr.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Taskmgr.exe Windows Task Manager
Taskmgr.exe is a Windows system file. Taskmgr.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 135,680 bytes (51% of all these files), 227,328 bytes as well as 17 other variants.
Taskmgr.exe is part of the Windows operating system found in C:\Windows\. The program appears as a window on the desktop. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. Taskmgr.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 2% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Taskmgr.exe is a system file used by Microsoft Windows, and appears in Windows Task Manager as a process named "Windows Task Manager." However, some viruses or Trojans use the same file name in order to remain undetected (for example Virus.Win32.VB.cd or, as the case may be, Packed.Win32.Katusha.n (recognized by Kaspersky), as well as W32.Olderdata or, as the case may be, Downloader.Ertfor (recognized by Symantec)).
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:
- A Taskmgr.exe file has a 63% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 55,300 bytes (18% of all these files), 22,987 bytes as well as 7 other variants. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\RunServices). Taskmgr.exe is capable of supervise programs.
- A Taskmgr.exe file has a 67% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 126,976 bytes (25% of all these files), 78,336 bytes, 80,384 bytes or, as the case may be, 54,272 bytes. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The Taskmgr file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Taskmgr.exe is capable of hide itself from other programs as well as monitor other applications.
- A Taskmgr.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 70,656 bytes.
- A Taskmgr.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. In this case, the file size is usually 94,208 bytes.
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 Taskmgr.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 Taskmgr?
|Windows Task-Manager (Good tool to kill apps) (further information...) |
|Not always harmless as previous comments so readily state: I found a taskmgr.exe in a folder that was hidden from view even with "display hidden files and folders" enabled, ($program folder$\msm\taskmgr.exe), and when listing the text in the .exe, it turns out it contains pretty much the variables, methods, error messages an FTP server would have. So in my case, this is NOT windows taskmgr. Be careful with what folder it is in, and whether it has version information and certificates when you check its properties out. I recommend Security Task Manager for identifying processes such as this one. (further information...) |
|It's super good and, on average, the only program to use enough CPU usage (i.e.: 12% if I only have the internet + Firefix on) (further information...) |
|It is normally inside the system32 folder anywhere else and it is a trojan/virus |
|this file can also be a spyware .exe file call " IAM BIG BROTHER" |
Summary: 16 users judge Taskmgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 6 users have already deleted Taskmgr.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows
To remove Windows Task Manager 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 the program or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Taskmgr.exe (Windows Task Manager) 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 Windows Task Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows Task Manager 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 Taskmgr.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.