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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:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   ac4b92d98736a2323cfb1b0dc6a95b78
SHA1:   0ebf51f2f80acf77cad782009f858bc6eac6a11f
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) typically within the context of its parent svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation). The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 32 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:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:205.5 KB (210,432 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
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ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:1.85235446%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.92627860%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.92607586%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:86 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1.2 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):3.57 MB
Private (minimum):3.49 MB
Non-paged memory:1.2 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:35.31 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):39.87 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:4.07 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.2 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:6
12
Handles:91
600
GUI GDI count:12
103
GUI GDI peak:14
142
GUI USER count:3
49
GUI USER peak:5
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • taskeng.exe {2e7cf034-83e2-4244-ad7f-70b2c50ea7fa}
  • taskeng.exe {339c4e5f-3530-400b-a384-20d9c9a2ddab}
Owner:SYSTEM
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.01962571%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00986669%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00975902%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:794,819/sec
5,741,424/sec
Context switches:2/sec
79/sec
Memory:212 KB
1.16 MB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00705358%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00705358%
CPU cycles:15,391/sec
Memory:1.23 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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