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VersionsAdditional versions

6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.08%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 6.73%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.08%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.16%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 5.19%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 52.31%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 29.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 3.33%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.24%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 1.22%
6.0.6001.18000 (longhorn_rtm.080118-1840) 1.38%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.16%

Relationships

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Related files

PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
advapi32.dll
ConvertSidToStringSidW, CreateWellKnownSid, GetUserNameW, StartServiceW, QueryServiceStatus, CloseServiceHandle, OpenServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, RegQueryValueExW, GetSidSubAuthority, GetSidSubAuthorityCount, GetSidIdentifierAuthority, LookupAccountNameW, RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegConnectRegistryW
api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll
WriteConsoleW, SetConsoleMode, GetConsoleMode, ReadConsoleW
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
GetDateFormatW, GetTimeFormatW
api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-1.dll
GetDateFormatW, GetTimeFormatW
api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
SetLastError, GetLastError, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
CreateFileW, ReadFile, CompareFileTime, SetFilePointer, GetFileSizeEx, WriteFile
api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-1.dll
WriteFile, CreateFileW, GetFileType, ReadFile, CompareFileTime, GetFileSizeEx, SetFilePointer
api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
CloseHandle
api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
HeapSetInformation
api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
InterlockedCompareExchange, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedExchange
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
LoadStringW, GetProcAddress, FreeLibrary, LoadLibraryExA, GetModuleHandleA
api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll
LoadStringW, GetModuleHandleA
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-1-0.dll
GetLocaleInfoW
api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-1-1.dll
GetLocaleInfoW
api-ms-win-core-localregistry-l1-1-0.dll
RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
api-ms-win-core-misc-l1-1-0.dll
Sleep, LocalFree, lstrlenW
api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
GetStdHandle
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
GetCurrentThreadId, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentProcessId
api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
GetCurrentProcessId, TerminateProcess, GetCurrentThreadId, GetCurrentProcess
api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
QueryPerformanceCounter
api-ms-win-core-registry-l1-1-0.dll
RegCloseKey, RegOpenKeyExW, RegQueryValueExW
api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
MultiByteToWideChar
api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-1.dll
Sleep
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
GetTickCount, GetLocalTime, SystemTimeToFileTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime
api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-1.dll
GetLocalTime, SystemTimeToFileTime, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetTickCount
api-ms-win-obsolete-kernelbase-l1-1-0.dll
LocalFree, lstrlenW
api-ms-win-security-base-l1-1-0.dll
CreateWellKnownSid, GetSidSubAuthority, GetSidSubAuthorityCount, GetSidIdentifierAuthority
bcrypt.dll
BCryptCloseAlgorithmProvider, BCryptGetProperty, BCryptOpenAlgorithmProvider
kernel32.dll
HeapSize, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, GetProcessHeap, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, DebugBreak, HeapValidate, WideCharToMultiByte, RegDeleteKeyExW, DeleteFileTransactedW, DeleteFileW, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, InterlockedIncrement, InitializeCriticalSection, RegSetValueExW, ExpandEnvironmentStringsW, UnregisterWait, GetComputerNameExW, CompareStringA, GetThreadLocale, CompareStringW, FileTimeToSystemTime, GetModuleFileNameW, ExitProcess, GetConsoleOutputCP, HeapReAlloc, lstrlenA, GetFileType, VerSetConditionMask, VerifyVersionInfoW, FormatMessageW, SetThreadUILanguage, DelayLoadFailureHook, GetComputerNameW, GetConsoleMode, GetStdHandle, SetLastError, GetLocalTime, lstrlenW, LocalFree, MultiByteToWideChar, WriteFile, ReadFile, GetLastError, SetFilePointer, GetFileSizeEx, InterlockedDecrement, CompareFileTime, SystemTimeToFileTime, CloseHandle, CreateFileW, GetLocaleInfoW, GetTimeFormatW, SetConsoleMode, HeapSetInformation, UnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, GetCurrentProcessId, GetCurrentThreadId, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetModuleHandleA, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, InterlockedExchange, WriteConsoleW, ReadConsoleW, GetDateFormatW, ResolveDelayLoadedAPI
ktmw32.dll
CommitTransaction, RollbackTransaction, CreateTransaction
mpr.dll
WNetAddConnection2W, WNetCancelConnection2W, WNetGetLastErrorW
msvcrt.dll
DllMain
netapi32.dll
NetApiBufferFree, NetServerGetInfo
ntdll.dll
EtwTraceMessage, WinSqmAddToStream, RtlNtStatusToDosError, RtlCreateVirtualAccountSid, RtlInitUnicodeString, WinSqmIsOptedIn, RtlVerifyVersionInfo
ole32.dll
IIDFromString, CoUninitialize, StringFromGUID2, CoCreateGuid, CoCreateInstance, CoInitializeSecurity, CoInitializeEx
secur32.dll
GetUserNameExW
shlwapi.dll
StrChrW, StrRChrIW, StrStrIW, StrChrIW, StrStrW
user32.dll
CharUpperW, MessageBeep, LoadStringW
version.dll
GetFileVersionInfoW, VerQueryValueW, GetFileVersionInfoSizeW
ws2_32.dll
GetAddrInfoW, FreeAddrInfoW, GetNameInfoW

schtasks.exe

Manages scheduled tasks by Microsoft

Remove schtasks.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   97e0ec3d6d99e8cc2b17ef2d3760e8fc
SHA1:   bd9dceffbcbbc82bee5f2109bd73a57477fe1f92
SHA256:   6dce7d58ebb0d705fcb4179349c441b45e160c94e43934c5ed8fa1964e2cd031
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.

What is schtasks.exe?

Schedules commands and programs to run periodically or at a specific time. Adds and removes tasks from the schedule, starts and stops tasks on demand, and displays and changes scheduled tasks.

About schtasks.exe (from Microsoft)

Enables an administrator to create, delete, query, change, run, and end scheduled tasks on a local or remote computer. Running Schtasks.exe without arguments displays the status and next run time for

Overview

schtasks.exe executes as a process under the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the system and the administrator accounts have the same file privileges) typically within the context of its parent wsqmcons.exe (Windows SQM Consolidator by Microsoft). This version is designed to run on Windows 7 and is compiled as a 64 bit program.

DetailsDetails

File name:schtasks.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Manages scheduled tasks
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe
Original name:sctasks.exe.mui
File version:6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Product version:6.1.7600.16385
Size:279 KB (285,696 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
Entropy:5.771964
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'ValidationTaskDeadline' runs daily in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies\ValidationTaskDeadline'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies\ValidationTaskDeadline'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.23538232%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.11769116%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.11769116%
0.014873%
Memory
Private (maximum):2.18 MB
Private (minimum):2.18 MB

BehaviorsProcess properties

Platform:64-bit
Command line:C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /delete /f /tn "microsoft\windows\customer experience improvement program\uploader"
Owner:SYSTEM
Parent process:wsqmcons.exe (Windows SQM Consolidator by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.99% of Manages scheduled tasks.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 22.96%
ASUS 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Toshiba 11.11%
Acer 10.74%
Lenovo 4.44%
Sony 3.70%
GIGABYTE 2.59%
Intel 2.22%
Samsung 1.85%
Alienware 1.11%
Medion 0.74%
Gateway 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
Sahara 0.37%
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