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6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.43%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.02%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.69%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.24%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.64%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.05%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.05%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.02%
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6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.45%
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6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.19%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.14%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.19%
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6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.07%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.02%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.02%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.05%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.05%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.15%
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taskhost.exe

Host Process for Windows Tasks by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove taskhost.exe
Version:   6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813)
MD5:   3426be7d0ed8888acfe04ba6bb9af83b
SHA1:   86570e2b310e8806ec839c238c028cacc7e0042f
SHA256:   1b297a8af0afbaeff0c2cfea93e2d2b688d43b45d82990034ff4e2404f0c58f6
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is taskhost.exe?

Host Process for Windows Tasks is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs rather than EXEs. At startup TASKHOST checks the Services portion of the Registry to construct a list of DLL-based services that it needs to load, and then loads them.

Overview

taskhost.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is installed on Windows 8 and is compiled as a 64 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:taskhost.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Host Process for Windows Tasks
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe
Original name:taskhost.exe.mui
File version:6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813)
Product version:6.2.9200.16420
Size:76 KB (77,824 bytes)
Build date:2/28/2013 8:05 PM
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date:Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Digital DNA
Entropy:6.163300
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 59328
  • [UDP] listens on port 51478
  • [UDP] listens on port 59482
  • [UDP] listens on port 50727

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00216296%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00063023%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00153273%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:288,407 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:731,591/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:7.41 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):15.36 MB
    Private (minimum):9.01 MB
    Non-paged memory:7.41 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:105.59 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):147.19 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:12.63 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):19.29 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:22,819/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:123.79 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:20/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:7.65 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:2/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:5.53 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:41/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:9
    12
    Handles:345
    600
    GUI GDI count:19
    103
    GUI GDI peak:29
    142
    GUI USER count:11
    49
    GUI USER peak:18
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Platform:64-bit
    Command lines:
    • taskhost.exe $(arg0)
    • taskhost.exe
    • taskhost.exe user
    • taskhost.exe network
    Owner:User
    Parent process:services.exe (by Microsoft)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    RacEngn.dll
    Total CPU:0.00567566%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00203086%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00364480%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:102,018/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:1.69 MB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00112714%
    Kernel CPU:0.00064603%
    User CPU:0.00048110%
    CPU cycles:29,472/sec
    Memory:1.75 MB
    taskhost.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00058212%
    Kernel CPU:0.00055930%
    User CPU:0.00002282%
    CPU cycles:6,152/sec
    Memory:88 KB
    combase.dll
    Total CPU:0.00038790%
    Kernel CPU:0.00038790%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:1,391/sec
    Memory:1.69 MB
    WININET.dll
    Total CPU:0.00020760%
    Kernel CPU:0.00011062%
    User CPU:0.00009698%
    CPU cycles:3,064/sec
    Memory:2.18 MB
    sqlcese40.dll
    Total CPU:0.00008602%
    Kernel CPU:0.00007379%
    User CPU:0.00001223%
    CPU cycles:2,941/sec
    Memory:540 KB
    wdi.dll
    Total CPU:0.00008004%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.00008004%
    CPU cycles:257/sec
    Memory:124 KB
    HotStartUserAgent.dll
    Total CPU:0.00005087%
    Kernel CPU:0.00005087%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:340/sec
    Memory:116 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Home Premium 45.50%
    Windows 7 Ultimate 19.50%
    Windows 8.1 10.00%
    Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
    Windows 8.1 Pro 6.50%
    Windows 7 Home Basic 2.50%
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.00%
    Windows 8 2.00%
    Windows 8 Single Language 1.50%
    Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.50%
    Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
    Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.50%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 48.24% of Host Process for Windows Tasks.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    Dell 25.48%
    Hewlett-Packard 18.92%
    ASUS 17.76%
    Acer 13.13%
    Toshiba 8.49%
    Lenovo 5.41%
    Sony 5.41%
    GIGABYTE 1.54%
    Medion 1.54%
    Alienware 1.16%
    Samsung 0.77%
    Sahara 0.39%
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