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%



Manages scheduled tasks by Microsoft

Remove schtasks.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


There are 12 versions of schtasks.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214). schtasks.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. A job within the Windows Task Scheduler is added to execute this process of a specific schedule during installation of the program. The average file size is about 208.04 KB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0016% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 1.51 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 3.91 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 71 Bytes per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

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


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


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of schtasks.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'ValidationTaskDeadline' runs daily in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies\ValidationTaskDeadline'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Activation Technologies\ValidationTaskDeadline'

VersionsAll file variations of schtasks.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
d8bc55472b21b097efd8861a86bfd938 e6f65a57cbb34609d317772bc24432877a69471d 213.5 KB
5560f4603ee5b92e7ee87ac8b1082a70 5b8fbd50d4ca845088e470f3e4fe9eabe020670a 208.5 KB
da63142b72f3111eda8b53b85fc1b311 28677749c3fec7bbc01ff084ad325da12b888d24 209.5 KB
ff5fe9a636b5d41d3a62967e3f0d2e98 3a3e388811130ff0682dc1cd0ed3685734b63a30 209 KB
ba17f6eba7152354fe67ade9bdcda60e e3d53aace6e8765b6a4f3829aa6eb723b20efdaf 175.5 KB
97e0ec3d6d99e8cc2b17ef2d3760e8fc bd9dceffbcbbc82bee5f2109bd73a57477fe1f92 279 KB
2003e9b15e1c502b146dad2e383ac1e3 8a7e8b05a122b768ab85466b2a3daf7a358f90f4 175.5 KB
f16174c9fd5ab31998fdfbe1f5f843ce 7b89c83fc35f5c8bf30f5ad75112253e90b30512 279 KB
6004ce84a26da5d4f7d5932ec6574361 808c1f3a18b6a1485b4e8a1fe71455911c396e7f 278 KB
e9b952726936fa769a6f8b1f7735dcc8 4d9178fdc8923c09475cce385318772fc0602020 174.5 KB
1f171553f1138dc0062a71a7d275055a 1eca9c1c9aede75e58b6dbb60176c08440f42fff 148 KB
aadef985c9abdc7f9a459baafb561be8 a6440ab4124530be53f0a00c1f9644dc60fc0b30 146.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.25%
Windows 7 Professional 14.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.75%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 42.82% of Manages scheduled tasks.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 21.85%
Hewlett-Packard 20.37%
ASUS 19.63%
Acer 10.00%
Toshiba 8.52%
Sony 4.44%
Lenovo 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
Samsung 1.85%
Alienware 1.11%
MSI 1.11%
Medion 0.37%
Gateway 0.37%
American Megatrends 0.37%
Apple 0.37%
Sahara 0.19%
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