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taskhostw.exe host process for windows tasks

  • You can take if you find taskhostw.Exe  acting in a suspicious manner.
  • As always, we will link an informative  article in the link down below before you make any changes to your  system, create a restore point for your protection.
  • Now, taskhostw is not a malware, but if you see it anywhere but the system32 file, run an anti-malware scan.
  • Let’s start with a system file checker.  Run a command prompt as an admin and then type in sfc /scannow. Restart your  computer after the scan is run.
  • You can even run the dism to repair the  system image. Type in a command prompt with admin access dism /online /cleanup-image /restore health.
  • Depending on the level of corruption in you  system, this will take at least 15 minutes to work. Restart your system and  see if the problem is corrected.
  • If you recently installed a new program, go in  an repair them if possible, or if it were me, I would uninstall and reinstall them.
  • Also, go to the device manager and make sure that all your  device drivers are up to date.
  • You can also try a boot in safe  mode to see if you can isolate which program is causing the problem.

What is taskhostw.exe? Is it a virus?

Taskhostw.exe is a Windows operating system file. The main function of taskhostw.exe is to start DLL-based Windows services every time the computer is started. It is a host for processes that are responsible for running a DLL rather than an Exe or executable file.

How to Fix taskhostw.exe Errors in 3 Steps

  1. Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, “snapshot”, or backup image before error occurred.
  2. Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing taskhostw.exe file.
  3. Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

Can I end host process for Windows tasks?

No, you can’t disable Host Process for Windows Tasks

File size and location Taskhostw.exe

  • Taskhostw.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32

What does the program do Host process for Windows tasks Taskhostw EXE?

TASKHOST is a generic process that acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs instead of EXE. At startup, TASKHOST checks the Services part of the Registry to build a list of DLL-based services that it needs to load and then loads them.

How to remove Taskhostw.exe CPU Miner (Virus Removal Guide)

To remove Taskhostw.exe CPU Miner Trojan, follow these steps:

  • STEP 1: Use Malwarebytes to remove Taskhostw.exe CPU Miner Trojan
  • STEP 2: Use HitmanPro to Scan for Malware and Unwanted Programs
  • STEP 3: Double-check for malicious programs with Zemana AntiMalware Free
  • STEP 4: Reset your browser to default settings

Is Taskhostw exe a virus?

The taskhostw.exe is not a virus.

How do I permanently delete Taskhost exe?

How can I fix Taskhost.exe high CPU issues?

  1. Fix corrupted DLL files. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  2. Reset the Windows reliability monitor. Open Control Panel.
  3. Check for corruption in system files. Locate the search box on your taskbar and type PowerShell.
  4. Scan your PC for malware.
  5. Restore your PC.

What is Taskhostw.exe and its Uses

  • It is used to launch any DLL (Dynamic link library) based Windows service at startup.
  • It acts as a host for various background processes and tasks running on Windows. However, such a task should run as a component of a DLL file and not an EXE file.
  • It is responsible for closing any system files, programs or processes, once the computer is commanded to shut itself down.

Taskhostw.exe Common Errors

Some common errors associated with the process Taskhostw.exe are:

  • “Taskhostw.exe – Access denied”
  • “Taskhostw.exe is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.”
  • “Controlled folder access blocks taskhostw.exe from making changes to memory”

Reasons behind the occurrence of such Taskhostw.exe errors are:

  • Instruction set used by taskhostw.exe is not supported by the system processor
  • Deletion of DLL or system files associated with taskhostw.exe
  • Conflict with the system antivirus software.

How to Fix taskhostw.exe High CPU Usage

  • Method I: Using System file checker
    • Click on the Start icon and search for cmd
    • Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
    • Click on Yes in the “User Account Control” dialogue box
    • Type sfc /scannow and press the Enter key
    • Reboot your computer.
  • Method II: Using DISM
    • Open Command Prompt with administrative privileges
    • Type the commands given below and press Enter after each:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
  • Restart your system.
  • Method III: Updating Windows
    • Sometimes, updating your Windows 10 may help to fix this issue, here are the steps:
    • Click on Start icon and type Update
    • Select Windows Update Settings
    • Click on Check for Updates
    • If there are any updates available, run them.
    • Restart your system.

How to Fix taskhostw.exe Error

If you are receiving the “Controlled folder access blocks taskhostw.exe” error message then you will have to turned-off Ransomware protection. Here are the steps:

  • 1) Click on the Windows logo, type Windows Security and click on it
  • 2) Click on Virus & threat protection
  • 3) Under Ransomware protection, click on Manage ransomware protection
  • 4) Now turned off the Controlled folder access
  • Now, restart your computer/laptop/system and error won’t appear anymore.

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