"MpIdleTask" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MpIdleTask" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MpIdleTask" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of the Windows system.

You will see "\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MpIdleTask" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: MpIdleTask
Location: \Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware
Actions: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\\MpCmdRun.exe -IdleTask -TaskName MpIdleTask
Triggers: When computer is idle
Conditions: Start the task only if the computer is idle for 15 minutes
   Information 11:06:10 Task completed
   Information 11:06:10 Action completed
   Information 11:06:10 Task stopping due to computer not idle
   Information 11:06:08 Action Started
   Information 11:06:08 Task Started

Program file information about "MpCmdRun.exe":

File name: MpCmdRun.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe
File size: 411360 bytes
Last modified time: 10/19/2016 12:08:38 AM
File description: Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility
File version: 4.10.0207.0
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"MpCmdRun.exe" is scheduled to run whenever the computer is idle.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MpIdleTask" enabled as a scheduled task.


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