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What is taskhost.exe? taskhost?

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Windows
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Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: TaskHost.exe is an integral part of the Windows 7.

taskhost.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.


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taskhost.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 4.24%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 5 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
taskhost.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x9333096b59dad0c4294749755963dba7 9/15/2016 1:27:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 63 KB
2 Status 0x0f9227e4b7f0104893a6a239af241c5b 4/26/2013 8:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 68 KB
3 Status 0x7efcd3a0b2ffc1aaa0d17ec163ad0c89 7/11/2012 5:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
4 Status 0x2de50f8f208cefcc593bdae9281dfe80 2/8/2012 10:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 75 KB
5 Status 0x3c912f190df522de2345ae9e8ef2cb17 1/13/2012 5:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 57 KB
6 Status 0xccd480ae0b949b6d9f3b66b4580db2da 8/7/2011 5:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
7 Status 0x919811ad503e20df1632270868adb6de 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 47 KB
8 Status 0x685c3285f9832ebc3a8217c4d7ac8bd0 8/1/2011 3:16:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
9 Status 0x721c344a04136e629375d4b92eecdc7a 5/15/2011 4:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 51 KB
10 Status 0x239423f5c41fd909ad50786f2a6f3541 5/3/2011 2:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
11 Status 0x509efd7ca64535bdcfe6d719a22fe041 4/16/2011 6:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
12 Status 0x0c39b1035a98e061b53ff7913fb467d9 4/2/2011 5:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
13 Status 0x68f5b3e66a53f9460144377251376226 3/26/2011 1:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
14 Status 0x05ca6eabfaa2c7ea86c56c4ad3132c35 3/5/2011 3:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
15 Status 0x1287da8920454f3ef205805ac2c53e12 2/28/2011 11:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
16 Status 0x430f2ad2e4ca2ed2d2bb49f3f13f6d47 8/20/2010 12:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
17 Status 0x0c73403bc2a12bff35809a6af7df1c28 8/14/2010 4:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
18 Status 0x06e1461a42241b8e50620d5802661004 8/3/2010 7:01:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 46 KB
19 Status 0xaaf9ff25cace27cd8893e9cf4a7c7910 3/3/2010 6:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
20 Status 0xbec5da7d865663b6f2d957368f5c4f2f 2/13/2010 9:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
21 Status 0x10390e46ce3c92fe85d1b906ce13b496 2/3/2010 6:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
22 Status 0x20da3d67ed259d9ad1d2a85cd1e7e4b7 1/28/2010 11:04:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
23 Status 0x81902d52bd5ef65c80f8691c474d6db3 1/9/2010 1:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
24 Status 0x947be6203a13916e118d758c26ce556b 1/8/2010 1:25:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
25 Status 0xc2217816c3e5979cb38c7e17d3757d14 12/13/2009 3:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 67 KB


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