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Program info

Estimated safety rating


taskhostw.exe may be a dangerous application, according to an automatic analysis of the program's operation. This program triggers too many of the "possible danger" flags described bellow. It is yet unknown if taskhostw.exe is a virus or a legit program that doesn't cause harm the computer. We recommend you to be careful with this application.

Executable file path


Usually, this application is found in C:\Programdata\RealtekHD\taskhostw.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 3d1785a79a8e801ba09f8f028c7e9b90.

Is running as a service


This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This program uses the Internet to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. For this, Internet communications are required.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern CPUs.

File description

 Realtek HD Audio

The description stored in the program is Realtek HD Audio.

File version

 1, 0, 0, 281

File version extracted from the file 1, 0, 0, 281.


 Realtek Semiconductor

Maker Realtek Semiconductor.


 2017 (c) Realtek Semiconductor. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice 2017 (c) Realtek Semiconductor. All rights reserved..

Has valid windows


This app does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad thing.

Is an encrypted file


The code of this exe seems to be compressed or obfuscated so it can not be quickly examined.

Potentially dangerous functions


Some insecure functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


A digital certificate is missing from this program. The maker did not bother to sign it. This is probably bad.

Starts with windows


This application starts at your PC's startup. Yes

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.