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.
Usually, this program is stored in C:\Windows\System32\taskhostw.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is a2ca9c491a6fbb518c0439b2cd00adc4.
This program does NOT operate as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.
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.
taskhostw.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
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.
The description present in the file is Host Process for Windows Tasks.
File version stored as a property 10.0.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This executable does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is usually a bad thing.
taskhostw.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from taskhostw.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This application does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.