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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%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.07%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.45%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 1.42%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 0.28%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 2.48%
6.2.9200.16420 (win8_gdr.120919-1813) 1.85%
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%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.07%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 0.14%
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:   6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520)
MD5:   af9a537b51df9b1476c6a7f43a822143
SHA1:   4f82288c54ef97a8f9c57a89d01c55af9dbb3add
SHA256:   eb455c3470cf878f7bce6f24c7200085cd74e0ff2a9de9c86912d4a79a841a63
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 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:6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520)
Product version:6.2.8250.0
Size:51.5 KB (52,736 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

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00127810%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00042603%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00085207%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:31 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Context switches:2/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:3.7 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):10.21 MB
Private (minimum):7.72 MB
Non-paged memory:3.7 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:78.02 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):105.48 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:10.08 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):10.27 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:9
12
Handles:271
600
GUI GDI count:13
103
GUI GDI peak:17
142
GUI USER count:19
49
GUI USER peak:23
71

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command line:taskhost.exe
Owner:User
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
combase.dll
Total CPU:0.00051480%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00051480%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:3,341/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:1.12 MB
1.16 MB
taskhost.exe (main module)
Total CPU:0.00042619%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00042619%
CPU cycles:14,813/sec
Context switches:1/sec
Memory:64 KB

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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