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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This Taskhost.exe program was most likely already on your computer as preinstalled software when you first purchased your computer. The exact disk location is also shown below, always verify this to make sure your file is not a virus or spyware located elsewhere with a similiar name. This is displayed by pressing ctrl-alt-del. This program is a Microsoft Windows system file and it will be found on Windows 7. This will show in your system tasklist and will run in the background. This file is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related software. Visit taskhost.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 taskhost.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your disk at C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe


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

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

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