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Program info

Estimated safety rating


taskhostw.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if taskhostw.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against threats.

Executable file path


Usually, this program is stored in C:\Windows\System32\taskhostw.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this file is a2ca9c491a6fbb518c0439b2cd00adc4.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This application uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is quite normal. For example, most of the programs on your computer check for new updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.

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 32 bit executable file


This executable runs in 32-bit mode. It does not use the full set of features of current computer chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.

File description

 Host Process for Windows Tasks

The description present in the file is Host Process for Windows Tasks.

File version

 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700)

File version stored as a property 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This executable does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.

Digitally signed


taskhostw.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from taskhostw.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.

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 application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.