How to Fix Taskeng.exe Infections

By Jason Taetsch

Taskeng.exe is an executable file used by the Windows operating system to schedule tasks for your processor to complete. Although the file is usually associated with the critical tasks of your operating system, viruses have been known to disguise their executable file as a taskeng.exe file to escape detection. Use the built-in file management tools in your operating system to remove tasking.exe infections from your computer.

Step 1

Restart your computer and press the "F8" key while you computer restarts to open the Advanced Boot Options menu. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Enter Safe Mode" option and press "Enter." While in Safe Mode your operating system will not allow the taskeng.exe file to open so it can be removed.

Step 2

Click the Windows orb and click "Computer." Type "taskeng.exe" into the search field to locate the infections on your computer.

Step 3

Click the "taskeng.exe" file that is not located in the Windows/System32 folder and press "Delete." Close the Computer window.

Step 4

Right-click the "Recycle Bin" icon and click "Empty." Restart your computer to exit out of Safe Mode and complete the removal process.