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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This mstask.exe program would have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The actual disk location is shown below so you can verify the file is not located in the wrong folder, as often virus and spyware writers put similiar named files in different folders in an attempt to fool you. This mstask.exe file is used as the Windows task scheduler. It is part of your Microsoft operating sytsem. You can disable mstask.exe if you wish, but then your scheduled tasks will no longer be active. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related. Visit mstask.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 mstask.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This is found at C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe


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

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

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