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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:   6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
MD5:   eafb5897ac9cd84890171ac38862320f
SHA1:   b7e8435cdfcc414d4b6a8d04b8d7e319749431b1
SHA256:   b6ddba8dfd97a6d5d24bc78d6becd36c6d8deed1d27bb741444d06cd0a044fbd
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 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 Vista 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:6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version:6.0.6000.16386
Size:167.5 KB (171,520 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:0.00228406%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00175989%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00052417%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,035,547 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
CPU cycles:94,323/sec
17,470,203/sec
Context switches:4/sec
284/sec
Memory
Private memory:5.52 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):7.81 MB
Private (minimum):4.99 MB
Non-paged memory:5.52 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:72.6 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):78.26 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:5.42 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):8.96 MB
37.95 MB
Page faults:25,602/min
2,039/min
I/O
I/O read transfer:2.17 KB/sec
1.02 MB/min
I/O read operations:1/sec
343/min
I/O write transfer:2 Bytes/sec
274.99 KB/min
I/O write operations:1/sec
227/min
I/O other transfer:140 Bytes/sec
448.09 KB/min
I/O other operations:6/sec
1,671/min
Resource allocations
Threads:10
12
Handles:255
600
GUI GDI count:39
103
GUI USER count:26
49

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:Medium
Platform:32-bit
Command lines:
  • taskeng.exe {3c749d2d-7fe5-4e59-8d98-d9213ddde741}
  • taskeng.exe {bb329120-774b-4e50-bc2f-f1dd043bb9ed}
  • taskeng.exe {715d4088-0b53-46a0-afd2-50c1da925695}
  • taskeng.exe {a78ace90-b97a-4c89-a6de-704e82c40e40}
  • taskeng.exe {a0ca1a19-bb66-4bf7-b5ef-f99fc88b6d6e}
  • taskeng.exe {1695ba7b-d744-4b13-b93e-39724041ece8}
  • taskeng.exe {ecd81c1d-b20b-4ef7-a87f-e9ced3fceab8}
  • (22 more)
Owner:User
Parent process:svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft Corporation)

ResourcesThreads

Averages
 
TMM.dll
Total CPU:0.16203437%
0.272967%
Kernel CPU:0.16183876%
0.107585%
User CPU:0.00019561%
0.165382%
CPU cycles:1,761,871/sec
5,741,424/sec
Memory:1.25 MB
1.16 MB
RPCRT4.dll
Total CPU:0.00728537%
Kernel CPU:0.00351150%
User CPU:0.00377387%
CPU cycles:25,482/sec
Memory:776 KB
MsCtfMonitor.dll
Total CPU:0.00048011%
Kernel CPU:0.00039369%
User CPU:0.00008642%
CPU cycles:16,592/sec
Memory:32 KB
MSCTF.dll
Total CPU:0.00032995%
Kernel CPU:0.00025287%
User CPU:0.00007708%
CPU cycles:6,609/sec
Memory:800 KB
taskeng.exe (Task Scheduler Engine by Microsoft)
Total CPU:0.00029841%
Kernel CPU:0.00018399%
User CPU:0.00011442%
CPU cycles:4,181/sec
Memory:176 KB
WINMM.dll
Total CPU:0.00005318%
Kernel CPU:0.00002788%
User CPU:0.00002530%
CPU cycles:1,049/sec
Memory:200 KB
ntdll.dll
Total CPU:0.00004070%
Kernel CPU:0.00003792%
User CPU:0.00000277%
CPU cycles:707/sec
Memory:1.16 MB
wdmaud.drv
Total CPU:0.00000383%
Kernel CPU:0.00000315%
User CPU:0.00000068%
CPU cycles:94/sec
Memory:188 KB
ole32.dll
Total CPU:0.00000245%
Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
User CPU:0.00000245%
CPU cycles:420/sec
Memory:1.27 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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