"GatherNetworkInfo" Scheduled Task on Windows 8

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" on my Windows 8 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\NetTrace\GatherNetworkInfo" is a scheduled task on Windows 8 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 
Triggers: 
History: 

Programe file information about "gatherNetworkInfo.vbs":

File name: gatherNetworkInfo.vbs 
File path: C:\Windows\system32\gatherNetworkInfo.vbs
File size: 43980 bytes
Last modified time: 6/2/2012 10:31:20 AM
File description: 
File version: 
Company name: 

"gatherNetworkInfo.vbs" is scheduled to run with no triggers.

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

 

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