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What is it?
Windows Task Manager

What does it do?
This is the application that comes up in windowsk 2k/xp/2k3 when you hit Ctrl+Alt+Del together. This is used for ending applications and processes that are either no longer responding.

The other thing that this is good for is probably what brought you to this site Basically you can get a list of ALL processes running and if you were doing a search for taskmgr.exe then you already know what this screen looks like so I won't bother posting an image of it.

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Virus Precaution:
The original file from Microsoft gets placed in the C:WINDOWSSystem32 directory. if you find it anywhere else then you should be suspicious for sure.

You'll want to keep an eye on this google search for any known viruses. Currently there've been 0 reports. Everything in that search isn't related to this particular file.
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taskmgr.exe is a Windows System File and should be in a system directory. If it is then this application is safe.

Startup DB Entries:
[Taskmgr]"System1060 homepage hi-jacker. Note - this is not the legitimate taskmgr.exeprocess which is always located in %System% and should not normally figure in Msconfig/Startup! This one is located in a ""1060"" sub-folder" b
[taskmgr.exe]"Windows Task Manager in Windows XP. If run from the Startup folderu

Service DB Entries:
Task Manager Help (TskHlp) Backdoor.ServU-based : Location: C:wutemp askmgr.exe Note: The Windows file taskmgr.exe is located i


Every attempt has been made to ensure the information about taskmgr.exe is accurate but alot of malware applications try to pose as valid applications. If it is something other than what was posted above please leave some feedback in the forum.
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User Comments
travis rietmanHi i have recently been having problems with taskmgr and mcAfee. the program says it needs out bound access and mcafee wont let you click "grant outbound access" Instead when you click it, another window pops up. After time it will go away ive tried manythings to save this program but i havent found a solution so plz if you have any information send it to
Nathio.Hi! I recently installed a free program that claimed that it does all the work of such programs as 'SIW' (System information) and 'hidden utilities' (shows a list of every program on the computer) while being better than default task manager. Well its better than 'SIW' and i never got a chance to use the utilities, it was incapable of ending any tasks. All thats good, uninstalled it. But now i now do not appear to be able to access Task manager. I went into 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr'." but it cannot find the file. It tels me to search for it but that doesn't work. and advice? x
ChrissyWhile doing a Search for Taskmgr.exe I found another one NOT in the System32 file. It is labeled as in Folder C:Windowsprefetch Is this ok? What should I do if its not? How do I take care of this? Any information would be appreciated!
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