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What is schtasks.exe?

Part of Task Scheduler Configuration Tool by Microsoft

What is it?

A Task Scheduler engine performs the actions scheduled through the Task Scheduler. A Task Scheduler engine communicates with the Task Scheduler service to execute tasks. The service creates a task engine to run tasks.
Description of schtasks.exe from Microsoft
A task engine starts when a task is run for a specified principal (the security context the task runs under). The Task Scheduler engine manages a queue of tasks that are scheduled to run. A task is put in the queue when the service determines the task should run. The queue has a quota that defines the number of tasks allowed in the queue. The quota is defined in a registry key value. The Task Scheduler service enables you to perform automated tasks on a computer. With this service, you can schedule any program to run at any time or when a specific event occurs. The Task Scheduler monitors the time or event criteria that you choose and then executes the task when those criteria are met.
(schtasks.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does schtasks.exe run?

Process - schtasks.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. schtasks.exe is executed by the process browsemngr.exe (Application Manager by Bit89).

How does schtasks.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file schtasks.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable schtasks.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the schtasks.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of schtasks.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is schtasks.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00010% CPU1041.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.07 MB RAM5.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
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:

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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 Task Scheduler Configuration Tool.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: schtasks.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Task Scheduler Configuration Tool
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 208.5 KB
Original file name: sctasks.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002192758%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001151801%
User CPU: 0.00010409575684%
Privileged CPU time: 5939.79 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 125,618,517
CPU cycle count /min: 88,942
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 34.1 MB
Peak committed memory: 36.67 MB
Paged memory: 1.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.19 MB
Paged system memory: 70.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.7 KB
Working set memory: 2.28 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.63 MB
Min working set memory: 2.18 MB
Private memory: 1.07 MB
Page faults: 2,925
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 25
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.78 KB
Read transfer /min: 16 Bytes
Total other operations: 228
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 2.57 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 9
Peak GDI objects: 9
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 110
Thread count average: 1
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\schtasks.exe" /create /tn "BitGuard" /ru "SYSTEM" /sc minute /mo 1 /tr "C:\WINDOWS\system32\sc.exe start BitGuard" /st 00:00:00
"C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe" /create /tn "BitGuard" /ru "SYSTEM" /sc minute /mo 1 /tr "C:\Windows\system32\sc.exe start BitGuard" /st 00:00:00
"C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe" /create /tn "BrowserProtect" /ru "SYSTEM" /sc minute /mo 1 /tr "C:\Windows\system32\sc.exe start BrowserProtect" /st 00:00:00
"C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe" /create /tn "AdobeFlashPlayerUpdate" /ru "SYSTEM" /sc hourly /mo 1 /tr "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe /w" /st 00:00:00
"C:\Windows\system32\schtasks.exe" /create /tn "BrowserDefendert" /ru "SYSTEM" /sc minute /mo 1 /tr "C:\Windows\system32\sc.exe start BrowserDefendert" /st 00:00:00

User start menu folder details

Name: schtasks.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 5560f4603ee5b92e7ee87ac8b1082a70
SHA-1: 5b8fbd50d4ca845088e470f3e4fe9eabe020670a
SHA-256: b09ebaecf60f9b63b30bf75eb026615ac799bf54698d5b45adc8b63fe81ebe73

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
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