"taskeng.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "taskeng.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "taskeng.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "taskeng.exe" process?

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A

"taskeng.exe - Task Scheduler Engine" process is created by "Task Scheduler" service hosted by a "svchost.exe" process. "taskeng.exe" launches scheduled background jobs.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "taskeng.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name  PID   Memory  Description

taskeng.exe 2300  36 K    Task Scheduler Engine

Additional information about "taskeng.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Windows\System32\taskeng.exe {0BF9AABF-9909-4C12-89B1-2C045882BAB3}
   
Started by: svchost.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   
Registry keys: 
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\Configuration
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags

"taskeng.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "taskeng.exe" process.

 

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