What is taskmgr.exe? Is taskmgr.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: Windows Task Manager or Host Security Platform or Administrador de tareas de Windows or Hypophypophysism anthocyan's latinate sodwork or Task Manager or Application

Product: Microsoft Windows Operating System or Installer or Generic Host Process or Services or Blueserver Antihack or Sistema operativo Microsoft Windows

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com) or Windows Installer (msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc185688%28VS.85%29.aspx) or Srevent or MS or Blueserver or datainfo

File: taskmgr.exe


The taskmgr.exe comes bundled with the Windows NT/XP/2000/2003 editions and keeps track of the ongoing applications and processes on a real time basis based on hard disk access. It passes information to the disk defragmenter to enable it to rearrange information on the hard disk as needed. It is responsible to give the user interface to kill any active process. It also reviews the CPU performance and memory usage in addition to the possibility to assess activities based on 15 parameters. The administrator could look at the network activity of every host on the particular network using this process.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/taskmgr.exe.html 

If you want a detailed security rating about your taskmgr.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!


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Users Opinions

Average user rating of taskmgr.exe: based on 32 votes. Read also the 22 reviews.

  • 959 users ask for this file. 19 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. One user rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 7 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about taskmgr.exe:
Windows Task-Manager (Good tool to kill apps)  See also: Link Daniel H.
Not always harmless as previous comments so readily state: I found a taskmgr.exe in a folder that was hidden from view even with "display hidden files and folders" enabled, ($program folder$\msm\taskmgr.exe), and when listing the text in the .exe, it turns out it contains pretty much the variables, methods, error messages an FTP server would have. So in my case, this is NOT windows taskmgr. Be careful with what folder it is in, and whether it has version information and certificates when you check its properties out. I recommend Security Task Manager for identifying processes such as this one.  See also: Link Anders G.
It's super good and, on average, the only program to use enough CPU usage (i.e.: 12% if I only have the internet + Firefix on)  See also: Link Sk8a Joe
It is normally inside the system32 folder anywhere else and it is a trojan/virus Bad
this file can also be a spyware .exe file call " IAM BIG BROTHER" Job
Windows Task Manager... This task is the task manager itself... probabily the same one where u have seen this task... ;) Dryden
This file stopped me from playing counter strike source. it caused many stressful hours trying to find out what the problem was. luke [ buLLet ] Scot
There are two taskmgr.exe files. The one in the system folder is the real one. The ones in anywhere else is a trojan, most likely linked with OuterInfo. Harry M.
taskmgr.exe is the executable for the Windows Task Manager. It shows you the processes that are currently running on the system. This application is opened by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems. Asilly39
Windows certified utility for processes managing. But may be a dangerous in infected machine  See also: Link Lucas
its the task manager to see what processes are running on windows. ironic since in order to see that its running, you must run itself. . . DiscoNinja
Windows Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete). Good for killing programs and freeing up RAM in the long-run trecool999
This is legit Windows process, but you need to check the location. Dodgy stuff can also be named this so double check. LordTakyon
any taskmgr.exe file outside of system32 folder is a virus get rid of it but good luck trying, im still having trouble with this little *** in documents and settings folder it keeps coming back davey
This File Is a managing software to close procceses and as far as i know it is harmless Diego H.
Unless it's outside the system32 folder, it's harmless. It's the Windows Task Manager. Propeng
This is totally not dangerous! It should use up around 2,000k! Wasitrealy
an easy way to delete all "other" taskmgr.exe files you can use the Windows rule that a running item can't be deleted... first run the real taskmgr by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del then open any folder and click search then search for "all files and folders" make sure your search searches hidden files and folders and system folders then when the search is complete delete all the "taskmgr.exe" then of course the real one can't be deleted since it is running Sivraj
It stands for Task Manager Andrew
The REAL Task Manager is the CTRL+ALT+DELETE and it's located in System32. The other one is NOT in System32, it has a high CPU level, and is a trojan DISGUISED as Task Manager. DELETE any thing that says Task Manager that is NOT in System32. It can still information such as bank account numbers, passwords, and it includes stealing idenity. DELETE IT NOW! Kat
im not able to click on taskmanager error taskmgr.exe will
Windows Task Manager (Ctrl + Alt + Delete). It lets you see everything your CPU is trying to do. Great for killing unwanted programs to free up RAM - especially for older computers fighting to work in today's world. It's safe, but if it all of a sudden wants to access the internet, run a virus scan to keep it clean. I use Trend's PC Housecall. It's free, and kept my comp clean for years!  See also: Link Sunny

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