Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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%



Manages scheduled tasks by Microsoft

Remove schtasks.exe
Version:   6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
MD5:   6004ce84a26da5d4f7d5932ec6574361
SHA1:   808c1f3a18b6a1485b4e8a1fe71455911c396e7f
SHA256:   f79808669a7537ec9464c91e2c59cf2ee372b6f0cbe52991dcd7d77dd640578d
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


schtasks.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. This version is designed to run on Windows 7.


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:278 KB (284,672 bytes)
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++
More 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'

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%
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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