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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
Tasklist.exe is a program that would have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. The actual file location is also listed below for you to view. This tasklist.exe file is from Microsoft, and it is the XP replacement for tlist. Note that XP home does not come with this file, XP pro does. From a command prompt it allows you to get a list of active processes from the command line. This will not prevent you from viewing you tasklist on XP home, as this is only for commandline running which most people never do (Mostly used by businesses or programmers). Visit tasklist.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 tasklist.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file can be found at c:\windows\system32\tasklist.exe on your computer.


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

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

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