Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Multiple tasking.exe running...a virus threat????

02 Apr 2012   #1
Mayra1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Multiple tasking.exe running...a virus threat????

I have 2 taskeng.exe running, yet none is related to any service. In the command line it shows just the following: taskeng.exe {44585811-5B5D-4197-ABC1-ACED8F518508}, the other shows a different number and sometimes blank. None is present in the task scheduler library. When pressing file location, it opens in Windows/system32... is this a virus?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The best way to know for sure is to run a scan with your trusted AV software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #3
Mayra1

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Kaspersky indicated no infection...I'm scared coz someone tried to hack my laptop few weeks ago.... Hope they didn't make it. Thank u
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

A google search suggests it is related to Scheduled Tasks. Do you have any tasks set to run on a schedule?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #5
Mayra1

Windows 7 x64
 
 

As I said in my 1st post, the tasking.exe listed in the command line in task manager don't match any of th scheduled tasks in the task scheduler library!!!! And they are not related to any services in task manager... The description of the tasking.exe in the command line keep changing, and I am unable to figure out what they are for!!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Apr 2012   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is the process in question tasking.exe or taskeng.exe? I'm confused because you list both.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #7
Mayra1

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Deaconfrost,,,,all are taskeng.... My bad.... I'm posting from iPad, and it keeps autocorrecting....just noticed that
Sorry for any confusion & thanks for ur help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Apr 2012   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you susbribed to RSS-feeds? The instructions posted here, should show what task processes are running Multiple taskeng.exe processes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Multiple tasking.exe running...a virus threat????




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Multiple tasking.exe running...a virus threat????
Thread Forum
BSOD when running virus scan BSOD Help and Support
anti-virus programs running together System Security
BSOD when running any virus scan BSOD Help and Support
A virus threat?? 2 taskeng running System Security
BSOD On web + running virus scans. BSOD Help and Support
New Virus Threat Borrows Update Technique from Conficker Security News
running virus programs overnite System Security

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App