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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This taskhostw.exe software may have arrived 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 taskhostw.exe program is a Microsoft Windows system file and it is known as the host for many Windows task which run in the background. It will be found on Windows 10 and later. This will show in your system tasklist and you may see multiple tasks running. This file is considered safe and is not virus or malware related software. Visit taskhostw.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 taskhostw.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This taskhostw.exe file will be found on your disk at C:\Windows\System32\taskhostw.exe


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

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

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