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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.44%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.02%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.70%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.24%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.65%
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%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.07%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.46%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 1.45%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.29%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 2.55%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.15%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.19%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.07%
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) 3.22%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 6.23%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 5.02%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.99%
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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:   38175536133bdc9324910582250cb8dd
SHA1:   38d5dbe2db4603c0413c5d23dd35a78652b3eb15
SHA256:   1116d08baddc34b647d587750697444dac76ae1068a43c4812577a2fd44266a7
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 under the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the system and the administrator accounts have the same file 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:532.5 KB (545,280 bytes)
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
  • [TCP] sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com (65.52.103.247:443)

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00159389%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00128848%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00030541%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:208,065 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:82,259/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:1.5 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):4.87 MB
    Private (minimum):4.23 MB
    Non-paged memory:1.5 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:50.89 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):57.64 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:4.38 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):5.22 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:6,431/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:4.08 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:2/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:16 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:294 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:17/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:4
    12
    Handles:109
    600
    GUI GDI count:12
    103
    GUI GDI peak:13
    142
    GUI USER count:3
    49
    GUI USER peak:3
    71

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:High
    Platform:64-bit
    Command lines:
    • taskeng.exe {e110f289-84ae-4840-adb2-a4e8139200cb}
    • taskeng.exe {f15325c1-1fc5-4bfb-9532-3a694f1c3d71}
    • taskeng.exe {45a62642-8a02-4d4c-b4ab-754e79d65019}
    • taskeng.exe {733ba3d1-6f24-44cc-9c85-ed6e38361d87}
    • taskeng.exe {6db53254-c46c-4510-b011-b0c9918adbe0}
    • taskeng.exe {ab1e5683-d705-4b88-bfbe-1e2fc20e3f25}
    • taskeng.exe {0839d68e-e6ab-4441-a300-75596ddbce3a}
    • (102 more)
    Owner:SYSTEM
    Parent process:svchost.exe (by Microsoft)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00245933%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.00191159%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.00054774%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:48,493/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:548 KB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.00114303%
    Kernel CPU:0.00114303%
    User CPU:0.00000000%
    CPU cycles:225/sec
    Memory:1.74 MB

    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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