What does the tskman.exe file do?
The tskman.exe process is also known as PC PhoneHome and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by BRIGADOON SOFTWARE INC (www.pcphonehome.com). An obsolete or defective version of tskman.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PC PhoneHome has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PC PhoneHome 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)
- tskman.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module tskman.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about tskman.exe PC PhoneHome
tskman.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file tskman.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
The file size is 118,784 bytes.
The tskman file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Tskman.exe is capable of hides its presence from system tools. For this reason, 72% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A tskman.exe file has a 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 106,496 bytes. It does not supply any version information or other description. It can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This tskman.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Tskman.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs.
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 tskman.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 tskman?
|Trojan! - IRC.Flood |
|Can be camouflage for serv-u ftp-server. Config file is masked as tskman.dll. |
|Appeared with installation of PC Phone Home |
|108 kb v:188.8.131.52 (further information...) |
|Troyan servu-.. (servU-AS for exemple) (further information...) |
|on my system it was a FTP server. tskman.dll seemed to be a logfile of sorts |
Summary: One user judges tskman.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, 7 users have already deleted tskman.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove PC PhoneHome 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 tskman.exe (PC PhoneHome) 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 PC PhoneHome. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PC PhoneHome 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 tskman.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.