How to Remove “taskmgr.exe”

What is taskmgr.exe?

taskmgr.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows Task Manager. It belongs to Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after taskmgr.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with taskmgr.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with taskmgr.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • taskmgr.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible taskmgr.exe malware attack:

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the taskmgr.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 October 2012 at 12:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0aa41ae86ddca454
b6d82987c7e0241c
341618f3
65ed0d302b9fc21c
416b95f65db3df2f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
503
(xpsp.0711
30-1425)
5.1.2600.5
503
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9c026bc01040e8e5
4591daf87bc44b46
eecb58f9
ff4ff029613abb2c
86442a04a206c476
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.220.114.127/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 137add2972586f0c
f6ae30782544ec13
42b481f7
7340011fc3859d55
5d732ed10a744576
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Vietnam N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1fe8cf9fdacf57a4
056c76e5ae029756
a3b68634
5a64e992e02f0a53
6ee733cb69a7a78b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Egypt N/A
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13

Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 October 2009 at 1:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 00960e1c349fedaa
c5bb78e628d81a68
4deca3fb
f5a0427f2c238bcf
d84c251c4e79c9a5
No N/A N/A United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e8b4d84a28e5ea17
272416ec45726964
fdf25883
09f7401d56f2393c
6ca534ff0241a590
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d29932b0557c3a5a
247a34822e04cf7c
348f6a77
c1a857a7bc0bbf57
b6115ca7ac4e2f6b
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable abb0f2ed812c1431
a73fadaae5600512
ef720eaa
69d67cdb13bf845a
d85f2626e85e0f33
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.100.19.19/32
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