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What is InoTask.exe?

Part of eTrust Antivirus by Computer Associates International

What is it?

eTrust Antivirus was a product developed as Pest Patrol and then bundled into the Computer Associates anti-virus software product, later renamed to InoculateIT.
Description of inotask.exe from Computer Associates International
InoculateIT is easy to use, powerful antivirus for the desktop. Computer Associates is offering this as a service for PC users in order to significantly limit the damage caused by viruses to PCs. The increasing prevalence of viruses and the growing numbers of desktop computers has led to this initiative. Virus protection is an integral part of the PC and should not have to be purchased separately. It is as key to computers as brakes are to cars. Computer Associates is pleased to bring its considerable expertise in the corporate antivirus area as illustrated through the award winning InoculateIT product line, to the desktop.
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How does inotask.exe run?

Service - InoTask.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\InoTask' (eTrust Antivirus Job Server). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the inotask.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of inotask.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is InoTask.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
 0.00000012% CPU1.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
20.07 MB RAM93.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ca\etrust antivirus\inotask.exe

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 eTrust Antivirus.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)

About Computer Associates International, Inc.

Computer Associates (CA Inc.) engages in the design, development, marketing, licensing, and support of information technology (IT) management software products More...
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File details

File name: InoTask.exe
Name: eTrust Antivirus
Version: 7.1.501.1
Size: 264.27 KB
Original file name: InoTask.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000005351%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000004118%
User CPU: 0.00000012320274%
Total CPU time: 1,625 ms
Total CPU time /min: 0 ms
Privileged CPU time: 484.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
User CPU time: 1140.62 ms
User CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 86.82 MB
Peak committed memory: 87.59 MB
Paged memory: 20.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 23.52 MB
Paged system memory: 79.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.48 KB
Working set memory: 22.37 MB
Peak working set memory: 26.56 MB
Min working set memory: 22.37 MB
Private memory: 20.07 MB
Page faults: 31,250
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 6,840
Total read transfer: 76.23 MB
Total write operations: 458
Total write transfer: 168.9 KB
Total other operations: 32,607
Total other transfer: 2.25 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 347
Thread count average: 14

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe"

Service details

Name: eTrust Antivirus Job Server
Service name: InoTask

Image hashes

MD5: 8d1ccf1b0df1c028645c60d9bc9758fe
SHA-1: 90f6b105c3828ab59c6ff49e28344df1618c6706
SHA-256: a0d81b7ebd4efb260c670f030519dfa5f2671c5ba9c0efdd47c6074506d554e2

PE image details

File entropy: 6.24863
File packed: No
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