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What is taskhost.exe? taskhost

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Windows
Vendor Website:     
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: TaskHost.exe is an integral part of the Windows 7.

taskhost.exe is an essential part of Windows and required for Windows to work properly. It should never be disabled.

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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 4.24%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 5 MB

Program Name MD5 Count
taskhost.exe

MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 File Info Last Seen Signed Day Week Month Threat info
1 Status 0x3ec2b53d9be4153aa69c0840d3bdc530 More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 2239 7022 29367 Not Applicable
2 Status 0x3711306c8d1a859351d735d93090c1c0 More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 31565 90058 659262 Not Applicable
3 Status 0xc671f1b7d4242a5ec7af2d548f072671 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 4 11 57 Not Applicable
4 Status 0x21d814b59852861ca3fa4f39056ac24b More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 9527 35190 156788 Not Applicable
5 Status 0x7016acd1d0c1cc6acf45cbc6c90d0575 More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 731792 2112794 9275605 Not Applicable
6 Status 0xe11a6d3703e745a89e5e059ae88ca863 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 232 611 3192 Not Applicable
7 Status 0x72e953215cade1a726c04aafdf6b463d More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 239167 681217 3105325 Not Applicable
8 Status 0x25c45d6ca270f0df1d815939b0150d89 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 911 2502 11229 Not Applicable
9 Status 0x517110bd83835338c037269e603db55d More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 19094 54736 246639 Not Applicable
10 Status 0x8f4f5a5c1bae72ce6eaeea1ca3f98ca2 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 4588 12949 55884 Not Applicable
11 Status 0x3ac005686f8b3289691e5bdbd5251c53 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 19 54 377 Not Applicable
12 Status 0xaf9a537b51df9b1476c6a7f43a822143 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 12 29 139 Not Applicable
13 Status 0x3eefb971d61ef9638fd21f14c703ca11 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 10820 31788 144348 Not Applicable
14 Status 0x200314718df8f9c5516eaf40e7d8a037 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 110 334 1409 Not Applicable
15 Status 0x7fa8ba5a780e4757964ac9d4238302b9 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 4099 11675 48766 Not Applicable
16 Status 0x639774c9acd063f028f6084abf5593ad More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 1606285 4510109 19819283 Not Applicable
17 Status 0x9333096b59dad0c4294749755963dba7 More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 50 140 641 Not Applicable
18 Status 0xede582496d0cadee35ea2b1076ff19a8 More File Information 12/14/2017 Signed 5157 14520 64891 Not Applicable
19 Status 0x3426be7d0ed8888acfe04ba6bb9af83b More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 29634 92864 530448 Not Applicable
20 Status 0x39cea8232b92b33f1bb6afa8c163efc3 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 887 2565 12451 Not Applicable
21 Status 0x26bd3309ad2684dd514ce1fc9654aecf More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 4533 12316 76537 Not Applicable
22 Status 0x5337d7d85493adb87e6b626d03fd402e More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 262 765 3040 Not Applicable
23 Status 0x4a627d948c498368b2f65a5312455520 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 3533 9838 63395 Not Applicable
24 Status 0xe4a513ecf4b3df7afb3c5c8b98243c99 More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 153 408 2150 Not Applicable
25 Status 0x5043a4a428655f5ef908ce55637a3b3f More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 18866 52708 225087 Not Applicable
26 Status 0x6d08a5fccf3b43373077ab11d23f5a5f More File Information 12/14/2017 Unsigned 2127 5967 23226 Not Applicable
27 Status 0x67b1fa221cb775fefdf4842db8c6817c More File Information 12/8/2017 Unsigned 0 10 10 Not Applicable
28 Status 0x2a8908b6c1fbff76f99ce0219b0c6c01 More File Information 12/8/2017 Unsigned 0 1 137 Not Applicable
29 Status 0xb8beb8b12fb72aeb243151944dc274b2 More File Information 12/8/2017 Signed 0 1 1 Not Applicable
30 Status 0x7cc22b26114a4101de18a35aebece9cc More File Information 11/24/2017 Unsigned 0 0 7 Not Applicable
31 Status 0xcb3738a54aad56927a35a550b3c4b403 More File Information 10/13/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
32 Status 0xd93bddf95349e4cd6c7dd0d51c8f82c2 More File Information 10/12/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
33 Status 0xce902578504edf9a3baa3fbfce6aa974 More File Information 8/11/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
34 Status 0x568c33764cd0b19213fa18e3fbbbf2a9 More File Information 7/6/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
35 Status 0x3525003c4cb3ad12aada7052b2da41b7 More File Information 6/11/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
36 Status 0x4fefa61a93068b5e39c63f6f5c76b38d More File Information 4/2/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
37 Status 0x621396193ec246e0823efc0454e654f2 More File Information 3/26/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
38 Status 0x43a73bff7b51cd2b051a14612df39ba4 More File Information 3/21/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
39 Status 0x68f5b3e66a53f9460144377251376226 More File Information 2/17/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
40 Status 0x181c5e94218613cc3d478f9232062e4c More File Information 2/12/2017 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
41 Status 0x7ef9c58f40376cf9ea1ba135ce9d8f35 More File Information 1/6/2017 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
42 Status 0x6d3574f274fb44ee66de34411252776a More File Information 12/21/2016 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
43 Status 0x919811ad503e20df1632270868adb6de More File Information 11/19/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
44 Status 0xaf8e9ed9d8739ab7dbe1191785be30f6 More File Information 11/19/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
45 Status 0xe859944cd9f0091abfa95cac4c76a66c More File Information 9/29/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
46 Status 0x7a37f33c4f05664824c6a476af7c087e More File Information 7/26/2016 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
47 Status 0x2d98919f26e2fe9919e282cf4b037eef More File Information 7/2/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
48 Status 0x63228821db60b59f6137efe00f526a4a More File Information 6/26/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
49 Status 0x84944c3e7e6812a0bceab4bdf4c7d420 More File Information 5/20/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
50 Status 0xb91c3ae3155125fa9fda7afc76f28b7f More File Information 5/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
51 Status 0x111915d5550e4f71ce9b37ae40c7a0c0 More File Information 5/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
52 Status 0x89444fd9daf598d14f9593bebf56610c More File Information 5/11/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
53 Status 0x86bbd0d465db8a56456d59c4a5d5c3b7 More File Information 5/9/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
54 Status 0x1e45791f709ea0c55a1761a8aa50dc42 More File Information 5/2/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
55 Status 0xe1ede7482696fed30177a4faeeef3f02 More File Information 4/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
56 Status 0x459c4e56623f4ac60a219cf3cece9184 More File Information 4/18/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
57 Status 0xab1def0564e61b447a85823226f245dc More File Information 4/14/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
58 Status 0x857c4f773768d75f19540a7f9ba86e79 More File Information 4/13/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
59 Status 0x0811085e96cc60b23463cb7de75aab22 More File Information 4/2/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
60 Status 0x2ad4a89c5e2b99af806d3f57e8568f54 More File Information 3/29/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
61 Status 0x48544dff4a7d34592d6616cb48617a88 More File Information 3/22/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
62 Status 0x920c863e2c054c29e23061cb30372167 More File Information 3/20/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Virus.Win32.Virut.ce (v)
63 Status 0x940d2e6969380ba9fd7d09d763ce8549 More File Information 3/14/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
64 Status 0xeae9c0e238ec2b5876092378f78d3c53 More File Information 3/6/2016 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
65 Status 0x5e47b21e0cf98eafbc3eb1f7b6ee2d63 More File Information 3/5/2016 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
66 Status 0xcff35263d012a1fe5589f9ac8ad371a9 More File Information 1/17/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
67 Status 0xbdf8e172edc8513eebf041019db3e77d More File Information 1/16/2016 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
68 Status 0xe36265b589dfe31744434bb7e474fd2b More File Information 12/22/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
69 Status 0x7d719ebca72d38cafa168f1470ffb49e More File Information 12/17/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
70 Status 0xac03e0e9f70136adede78872e45f6182 More File Information 11/9/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
71 Status 0x976275965fcf19a98da824b1959500c1 More File Information 11/6/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
72 Status 0x317f9c57f7983e2608d5b2f00db954ff More File Information 11/4/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
73 Status 0x5e06563f6303eab10c3cd46f0fd5c2d6 More File Information 11/3/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
74 Status 0x639774c9acd063f028f6084abf559eab More File Information 10/29/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
75 Status 0x7016acd1d0c1cc6acf45cbc6c90d08f2 More File Information 10/29/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
76 Status 0x7016acd1d0c1cc6acf45cbc6c90d055d More File Information 10/29/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
77 Status 0x7016acd1d0c1cc6acf45cbc6c907a6f7 More File Information 10/29/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
78 Status 0xfc7a349508c93a1f4a3aff0bcd3e37b1 More File Information 10/27/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
79 Status 0x525c72f6a7eb61af6507a659cc47aa2c More File Information 10/23/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
80 Status 0x1c19494385cb21b7e18252b5abd104f6 More File Information 10/21/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
81 Status 0x8ed2383d0eb67245d710d4ab2491e8fd More File Information 10/12/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
82 Status 0xfeb2e3a1559b288e2dab775b2c43aa70 More File Information 10/10/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
83 Status 0x45d1003b590cd50f6816b1147a031c37 More File Information 10/7/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
84 Status 0xf3d02378a87e2abc5edd3f7300204b0a More File Information 9/23/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
85 Status 0x4c02f201b802de83d3bc97689743c512 More File Information 9/17/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
86 Status 0x2e347e60b4d59dc28244e534fcb67b68 More File Information 8/25/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
87 Status 0xf1920586f69699ae21f5519ac4a2575f More File Information 8/25/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
88 Status 0x56109f1db3f96037c7085269479f4df3 </tr></table>'>More File Information 8/21/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
89 Status 0x8ec8b8f4456577e364cdc0423dc21bc5 </tr></table>'>More File Information 8/20/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
90 Status 0x3e4c9cfd92ca9ebfe7141b064691c392 More File Information 7/7/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
91 Status 0xcee9c665e342e2ae6cce9116b6843e6a More File Information 7/2/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
92 Status 0x51854cc2406396fb7eca0bcb173f5155 More File Information 6/26/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
93 Status 0x9bc6dd94f0fdfde3564f74449381385d More File Information 6/21/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
94 Status 0xaefdb2ffcd15a22085a9d289c0ed921c More File Information 4/29/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
95 Status 0x14ca90bdc7d7d1a7654319b126c6e0d6 More File Information 4/24/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
96 Status 0x4d98d77d36f3ef607f410d5e4e5e0690 More File Information 4/23/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
97 Status 0x35d99c6e5486c5b145ee295616303792 More File Information 4/18/2015 Unsigned 0 0 0 Not Applicable
98 Status 0xc43512583ee361f408a80cf71ac85c0f More File Information 2/27/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
99 Status 0x55a29b0c96c8e1020b877a78f1d7dbcc More File Information 2/27/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
100 Status 0x0761990a25752804ffafc357c912d6f7 More File Information 2/27/2015 Signed 0 0 0 Not Applicable
MD5 Hashes Expand md5 List Collapse md5 List
# Status MD5 Last Seen File Date Revision Common Name Size
1 Status 0x9333096b59dad0c4294749755963dba7 9/15/2016 1:27:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 63 KB
2 Status 0x0f9227e4b7f0104893a6a239af241c5b 4/26/2013 8:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 68 KB
3 Status 0x7efcd3a0b2ffc1aaa0d17ec163ad0c89 7/11/2012 5:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
4 Status 0x2de50f8f208cefcc593bdae9281dfe80 2/8/2012 10:41:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 75 KB
5 Status 0x3c912f190df522de2345ae9e8ef2cb17 1/13/2012 5:57:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 57 KB
6 Status 0xccd480ae0b949b6d9f3b66b4580db2da 8/7/2011 5:28:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
7 Status 0x919811ad503e20df1632270868adb6de 8/7/2011 12:51:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 47 KB
8 Status 0x685c3285f9832ebc3a8217c4d7ac8bd0 8/1/2011 3:16:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
9 Status 0x721c344a04136e629375d4b92eecdc7a 5/15/2011 4:24:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 51 KB
10 Status 0x239423f5c41fd909ad50786f2a6f3541 5/3/2011 2:44:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
11 Status 0x509efd7ca64535bdcfe6d719a22fe041 4/16/2011 6:09:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
12 Status 0x0c39b1035a98e061b53ff7913fb467d9 4/2/2011 5:31:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
13 Status 0x68f5b3e66a53f9460144377251376226 3/26/2011 1:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
14 Status 0x05ca6eabfaa2c7ea86c56c4ad3132c35 3/5/2011 3:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
15 Status 0x1287da8920454f3ef205805ac2c53e12 2/28/2011 11:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
16 Status 0x430f2ad2e4ca2ed2d2bb49f3f13f6d47 8/20/2010 12:21:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
17 Status 0x0c73403bc2a12bff35809a6af7df1c28 8/14/2010 4:35:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
18 Status 0x06e1461a42241b8e50620d5802661004 8/3/2010 7:01:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 46 KB
19 Status 0xaaf9ff25cace27cd8893e9cf4a7c7910 3/3/2010 6:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
20 Status 0xbec5da7d865663b6f2d957368f5c4f2f 2/13/2010 9:56:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
21 Status 0x10390e46ce3c92fe85d1b906ce13b496 2/3/2010 6:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 48 KB
22 Status 0x20da3d67ed259d9ad1d2a85cd1e7e4b7 1/28/2010 11:04:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
23 Status 0x81902d52bd5ef65c80f8691c474d6db3 1/9/2010 1:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
24 Status 0x947be6203a13916e118d758c26ce556b 1/8/2010 1:25:00 PM Unknown Unknown taskhost 49 KB
25 Status 0xc2217816c3e5979cb38c7e17d3757d14 12/13/2009 3:49:00 AM Unknown Unknown taskhost 67 KB



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