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.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

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: 27 April 2018 at 5:19 pm
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 009e376bb80bab6d
8d74e889e20c3846
c0b0f6da
884339b0a2e93921
64a97d9309e27806
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 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 81e2a2fa84667fcd
72bc8149083f8e14
fbfaf581
6a267105060c036b
f021b391c9bf67ea
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
5.155.7.12/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 May 2018 at 5:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5919286ff61484c2
28480fbcd8a4005d
473bb7ba
05123ca4ac9f0e5e
beea873bd4f0bed5
No 10.0.15063
.0
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.15063
.0
United States
2 N/A Executable 4bfe24db456697e4
a2e488b2d5a688d0
2fd787b4
5be6517d2441f1bf
62d7c9e47c765457
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.194/32
3 N/A Executable 4bfe24db456697e4
a2e488b2d5a688d0
2fd787b4
5be6517d2441f1bf
62d7c9e47c765457
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 7053feda4f46887f
b4076fe0d73066ea
78e6a4c0
d72fa927175a820b
2a4e371a0bca0cc3
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
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