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Program info

Estimated safety rating


taskhostw.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if taskhostw.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


The default name and path where this program is stored is

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 0e1853d3339d2963d2bc6ac1fdc1c811.

Is running as a service


This application is NOT a Windows service. This is very good.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are required.

Belongs to the operating system


taskhostw.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can exploit the full power of a current PC cpu.

Has valid windows


This program does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.

Digitally signed


taskhostw.exe is digitally signed. Today most legit software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to taskhostw.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Windows

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows

Issuer name

 Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.