"GatherNetworkInfo" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Windows installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: GatherNetworkInfo
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace
Description: Network information collector
Actions: %windir%\system32\gatherNetworkInfo.vbs 

Program file information about "gatherNetworkInfo.vbs ":

File name: gatherNetworkInfo.vbs 
File path: C:\Windows\system32\gatherNetworkInfo.vbs
File size: 40552 bytes
Last modified time: 6/10/2009 4:36:24 PM
File description: 
File version: 
Company name: 

"gatherNetworkInfo.vbs" is scheduled with no triggers.

It is recommended to keep "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" enabled as a scheduled task.


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