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:   f16174c9fd5ab31998fdfbe1f5f843ce
SHA1:   7b89c83fc35f5c8bf30f5ad75112253e90b30512
SHA256:   dba3479dd295ac350f09bb00919dac0dde77e14205358f41259d0f63ad3fa178
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: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'

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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