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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%


Parent process
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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


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.


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
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'

ResourcesResource utilization

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

BehaviorsProcess properties

Command line:C:\Windows\System32\schtasks.exe /delete /f /tn "microsoft\windows\customer experience improvement program\uploader"
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%
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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