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What is taskhost.exe?

Part of Host Process for Windows Tasks by Microsoft

What is it?

Host Process for Windows Tasks is a generic process which acts as a host for processes that run from DLLs rather than EXEs. At startup TASKHOST checks the Services portion of the Registry to construct a list of DLL-based services that it needs to load, and then loads them.
(taskhost.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does taskhost.exe run?

Process - taskhost.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the LOCAL SERVICE account within Windows with minimum privileges on the local computer and presents anonymous credentials on the network. taskhost.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the taskhost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of taskhost.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is taskhost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00240% CPU23988.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.3 MB RAM80.3%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         9 GDI objects6.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\taskhost.exe

Are there other versions of Host Process for Windows Tasks?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Host Process for Windows Tasks.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: taskhost.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Host Process for Windows Tasks
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 81.17 KB
Original file name: taskhost.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 7/9/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0075046519%
Privileged CPU: 0.0051058336%
User CPU: 0.00239881828451%
Privileged CPU time: 725126.95 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 6 ms
CPU cycle count: 479,595,940
CPU cycle count /min: 21,537,895
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 943.22 MB
Peak committed memory: 986.8 MB
Paged memory: 17.3 MB
Peak paged memory: 21.93 MB
Paged system memory: 165.7 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.92 KB
Working set memory: 10.12 MB
Peak working set memory: 28.31 MB
Min working set memory: 7.14 MB
Private memory: 17.3 MB
Page faults: 26,973
Page faults /min: 48
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4,299
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 63.78 MB
Read transfer /min: 28.37 KB
Total write operations: 1,056
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 27.24 MB
Write transfer /min: 12.58 KB
Total other operations: 277,173
Other operations /min: 78
Total other transfer: 13.02 MB
Other Transfer /min: 3.46 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 10
USER objects: 3
Peak USER objects: 4
Resources
Handle count average: 342
Thread count average: 9
Thread resource averages
dfpcommon.dll
racengn.dll
esent.dll
combase.dll
clr.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): Local Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Processes
Process Commands
taskhost.exe $(Arg0)
taskhost.exe TpmTasks
taskhost.exe /RuntimeWide
taskhost.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 3711306c8d1a859351d735d93090c1c0
SHA-1: 8570e08f5103fd0f496b1de9adef6e49e237433f

PE image details

Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.16330
File packed: No
Import Table
api-ms-win-core-apiquery-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-com-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-delayload-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-heap-obsolete-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-localregistry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-2.dll
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-0.dll
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-2-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-threadpool-l1-1-1.dll
api-ms-win-core-threadpool-legacy-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-eventing-classicprovider-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-obsolete-kernelbase-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-2-0.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
rpcrt4.dll
user32.dll
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