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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, taskhostw.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. taskhostw.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is taskhostw.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    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. This taskhostw.exe file will be found on your disk at C:\Windows\System32\taskhostw.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.