What is the "taskhost.exe" ?

Our database contains 840 different files for filename taskhost.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name taskhost.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Host Process for Windows Tasks. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 20 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process taskhost.exe.

TASKHOST is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs rather than EXEs - it is called a Host Process for Windows Tasks. 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. There can be many instances of TASKHOST running, as there will be one instance of TASKHOST for every DLL-based service or grouping of services (the grouping of services is determined by the programmers who wrote the services).

taskhost.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "taskhost.exe"

Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Host Process for Windows Tasks
Version:
6.1.7601.18010
MD5:
639774c9acd063f028f6084abf5593ad
SHA1:
1ab1e31fe9f3347f68b1eee8ff02f525fc46ccc9
SHA256:
9dfd80610cbbc9188f6c6bc85c87016b0ae42254fc289c2b578e85282bdd9c23
Size:
68608
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows 7
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "taskhost.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
67% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "taskhost.exe" was discovered 4 days ago. Our database contains 73 variants of the file "taskhost.exe" with final rating Safe and 23 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "taskhost.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

User Reviews of the "taskhost.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "taskhost.exe"

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe (Variant: 675038)

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    "taskhost.exe" file is a Task Host which is a generic Host Process for Windows Services. Windows uses taskhost.exe as the host for all DLL based services that are run.

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user UPieper for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user Don for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user kajmik for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe (Variant: 500733)

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    "taskhost.exe" file is a Task Host which is a generic Host Process for Windows Services. Windows uses taskhost.exe as the host for all DLL based services that are run.

  • SAFErating from user System for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user tsmd for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user Dima for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user Sena for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe (Variant: 16763341)

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    ASKHOST 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. There can be many instances of TASKHOST running, as there will be one instance of TASKHOST for every DLL-based service or grouping of services (the grouping of services is determined by the programmers who wrote the services).

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe (Variant: 12290365)

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    Windows 8 version of Host Process for Windows Tasks

  • SAFErating from user rots for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user zemzo for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe (Variant: 10115683)

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    TASKHOST 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. There can be many instances of TASKHOST running, as there will be one instance of TASKHOST for every DLL-based service or grouping of services (the grouping of services is determined by the programmers who wrote the services).

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe (Variant: 14540108)

    MikeOne photo

    TASKHOST is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs rather than EXEs - it is called a Host Process for Windows Tasks. 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. There can be many instances of TASKHOST running, as there will be one instance of TASKHOST for every DLL-based service or grouping of services (the grouping of services is determined by the programmers who wrote the services).