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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This taskmgr.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 file is known as the windows task manager. This is displayed by pressing ctrl-alt-del. Note that this name has also been reported as a spyware and virus program, see the disk location shown below to verify it as safe based on its location. This taskmgr.exe program is part of launching your tasklist within your task manager when you press ctrl-alt-del on Windows. The location of the safe file is listed below. Visit taskmgr.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 taskmgr.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your disk at c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe


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

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

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