Is vstskmgr.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of vstskmgr.exe:









File purpose and description:

This vstskmgr.exe program is software that may have arrived preinstalled on your pc when you purchased it, or it may have been installed by you at a later date. The file location is listed below for you, so you can verify your software is located in the correct folder. Often, virus and adware writers will attempt to use similiar names in different locations in an attempt to fool you. This vstskmgr.exe software is part of McAfee virus scan. It is part of their internet security suite of software, and the purpose is to help protect your computer from threats over the internet. This is safe and is not considered spyware, adware, or virus related. (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)
vstskmgr.exe

File type:
This executable program is part of Mcafee virusscan.

File or folder location:
This is an antivirus program that can be found at C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe


General information:
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, vstskmgr.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 vstskmgr.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.

Jump to the entire processes list here!