What does the TaskSwitchXP.exe file do?
The TaskSwitchXP.exe process is also known as TaskSwitchXP Pro (Version 2.0) and is a part of TaskSwitchXP. This software is produced by Alexander Avdonin (www.ntwind.com). An obsolete or defective version of TaskSwitchXP.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- TaskSwitchXP Pro has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- TaskSwitchXP Pro 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)
- TaskSwitchXP.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module TaskSwitchXP.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about TaskSwitchXP.exe TaskSwitchXP Pro
TaskSwitchXP.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file TaskSwitchXP.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 62,976 bytes (62% of all these files), 61,952 bytes or, as the case may be, 58,880 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The TaskSwitchXP file is not part of the Windows operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: DEFAULT\Run, Run, MACHINE\Run). TaskSwitchXP.exe is capable of log keyboard entries as well as supervise programs. For this reason, 50% 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 TaskSwitchXP.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 TaskSwitchXP?
|Part of task switcher alternative |
|Alternative task switcher (ALT+TAB) |
|replacement for task switcher |
|Vudo followed installation |
Summary: 6 users judge TaskSwitchXP.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall TaskSwitchXP
To remove TaskSwitchXP Pro 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 TaskSwitchXP in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if TaskSwitchXP.exe (TaskSwitchXP Pro) 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 TaskSwitchXP Pro. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for TaskSwitchXP Pro 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 TaskSwitchXP.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.