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Program info

Estimated safety rating


backgroundtaskhost.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if backgroundtaskhost.exe is on your PC, it is probably 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 track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.

Executable file path


Normally, this program is found in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\backgroundTaskHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is a2d246cf52d67e7db8563f248c44b89b.

Is running as a service


This program is NOT registered as a Windows service. This is very good.

Belongs to the operating system


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

Is a 32 bit executable file


This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It can not benefit of the full power of current PC CPUs. This ordinarily happens because the publishers did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.

File description

 Background Task Host

The description present in the file is Background Task Host.

File version

 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)

File version stored as a property 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247).


 Microsoft Corporation

Author Microsoft Corporation.


 © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Intellectual property rights notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..

Digitally signed


backgroundtaskhost.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in backgroundtaskhost.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

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.