How to Remove “schtasks.exe”

What is schtasks.exe?

schtasks.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Manages Scheduled Tasks and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of schtasks.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by schtasks.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the schtasks.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from schtasks.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the schtasks.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 4: Restart your PC.

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Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with schtasks.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove schtasks.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 January 2018 at 10:24 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 754c2de72c552157
339b24763a52381c
30a214a3
f3cbf223abde8253
f0170be7df2c636a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c24936a9381cf51a
31e922c6b92123ad
8e83d391
985752c99799ba48
9dd62df61cce82a8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7bb69dd12817463e
935f6f47d56f3b25
49b116c4
4f85fcf49fb7c90d
6133d80c04fabbf2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
105.112.33.201/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 94c907ece92daec6
5b80e0fe0a850af1
d0fdee38
ac2e63341a1947b6
df00f0c5dd9d2418
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 January 2009 at 7:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ae3236884dae068c
8cbe9070a1af65ef
e7ebbfea
6dc1e536a28f64c1
7198a328f8e2ee28
No 10.0.14393
.0
(rs1_relea
se.160715-
1616)
10.0.14393
.0
Colombia
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 2b1fc613089ab09b
e5ee933ed7436d05
744e0c4a
8882bd6f0df760fc
13c905d37cc3544c
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
3 N/A Executable 4bfe24db456697e4
a2e488b2d5a688d0
2fd787b4
5be6517d2441f1bf
62d7c9e47c765457
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.194/32
4 N/A Executable 866ec0697687a3ba
9323c4cdb53daa5e
55ac687a
92cc8268e782ec7f
35eb127b99e8e095
No N/A N/A United States
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