backgroundtaskhost.exe - Is backgroundtaskhost.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is backgroundtaskhost.exe?
Purpose of backgroundtaskhost.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: backgroundtaskhost.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
backgroundTaskHost.exe is a software program which was most likely on your computer the day you first acquired it. The hard drive folder location for this backgroundtaskhost.exe file is also show below, always verify where its located on your hard drive. It is common for malware or virus writers to put a similiar named file in other folders hoping to fool you, so its always best double check the folder location to make sure its the right program task you are viewing. This backgroundtaskhost.exe program file is known as a windows host startup module, and it often triggers and starts other applications in the background. This will be found on most Windows computers today. This file is considered safe, and is not considered malware, spyware, or virus related software. Visit backgroundtaskhost.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the backgroundtaskhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at: C:\Windows\System32\backgroundtaskhost.exe or at C:\Windows\SysWOW64\backgroundtaskhost.exe


  • Is backgroundtaskhost.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is backgroundtaskhost.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove backgroundtaskhost.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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