How to Remove “sctasks.exe”

What is sctasks.exe?

sctasks.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 sctasks.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by sctasks.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 sctasks.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.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 June 2008 at 3:44 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d01caad28d39efd6
dd2cb579405f5f65
9e38b96c
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Canada N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable a6135d66adcec1a3
fe3fc74aaae67615
fd3d1689
22c30cde671ff903
7ef8759756dcfa1d
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 7c10d6833cec92ee
0e05a42e841dd6f3
f60517bb
3313b2673217dde1
e58bf41eed3d3834
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.win
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8d23940f4db51b33
f17933f0fa7daab8
197d8711
a614727443306013
57c72d1ccf510834
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 9:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 806dc502700da745
c70ce7f03b4330bb
d7f22612
ce6e96df4869eafa
5e6787b66d7d727a
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
10.100.130.247/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 154c1f0d675518a4
4b415d274e62fb28
f7bdf439
86e33a8d9174db2d
b5001d0fd5dcfb8d
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 94104da6cb8c870c
4ea9b210b5ea7d21
6f0af3c6
f485ffdab775b7ab
986c496f0586196e
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Ukraine
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 054245dbb7a330dd
a48e94e137d7b691
5fc757b5
4e532fb327df351d
3fd77b20bcc92849
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Poland
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