Purpose of taskhostw.exe:
File purpose and description:
This taskhostw.exe software may have arrived on your computer as preinstalled software when you first purchased your computer. The exact disk location is also shown below, always verify this to make sure your file is not a virus or spyware located elsewhere with a similiar name. This is displayed by pressing ctrl-alt-del. This taskhostw.exe program is a Microsoft Windows system file and it is known as the host for many Windows task which run in the background. It will be found on Windows 10 and later. This will show in your system tasklist and you may see multiple tasks running. This file is considered safe and is not virus or malware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an executable program.
File or folder location:
This taskhostw.exe file will be found on your disk at C:\Windows\System32\taskhostw.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, taskhostw.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of taskhostw.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.