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: 12 October 2008 at 11:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 HWUiT4BhR Executable 2849230ef3a329fe
4142392453797692
799d6d1b
19643a77ba8cb52c
58fb43bcf2890399
TrojWare.Win
32.Kreeper.~
VKA
No 7.26.0025 7.26.0025 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 69993e6091248b2e
f21cbba8c2e1b3af
46c59362
a439e5e671df2e96
e9154a7ce5a81480
ApplicUnsaf.
Win32.ServU-
Daemon.~S9
No N/A N/A China N/A
3 星语 Executable 027ca67095be674f
76f2400b35baeff9
2519aa20
1936a405d60316de
92b9488ed6418e22
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.OSC
F
No 1,8,0,0 1,8,0,0 China N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ac2a0ebbc3c4a99f
67ff9d4d6b5ec4d3
74e9bdd4
12ba6c377fd07d1f
f0ecf6b58bcaf006
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
197.39.234.251/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 March 2009 at 1:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f486d830000842a2
b435230d1ab24b49
b6bb3ceb
71672bd4f035440e
79dc50ea9a60166a
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
104.236.253.252/32
2 N/A Executable 00960e1c349fedaa
c5bb78e628d81a68
4deca3fb
f5a0427f2c238bcf
d84c251c4e79c9a5
No N/A N/A United States
3 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
4 N/A Non-executable 83f7821b97bfbaf5
a18c723175bbf168
d83185a2
d20c8353d26ca5fa
8ad7d5dcb698d6d1
No N/A N/A United States
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