The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MXTask.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as MXTask Background Service or The background task server belongs to software Fix-It Utilities (version 11 Professional) or SystemSuite or PC FineTune or PC System Essentials or Fix-It Utilities Professional or Ontrack® Fix-It Utilities or Protection Control Center by Avanquest Software (www.avanquest.com) or Ontrack Data International (www.ontrack.com).
Description: MXTask.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MXTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—common is C:\Program Files (x86)\Avanquest\Fix-It\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\VCOM\Fix-It\.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 533,784 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 882,304 bytes and 15 more variants.
The process runs as service, and the service name is Fix-It Task Manager. The service manages user sessions, scheduled tools, active monitors and other background tasks.
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The MXTask.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. MXTask.exe is a Verisign signed file. MXTask.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 33% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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There are different files with the same name:
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MXTask.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MXTask.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MXTask. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the MXTask.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.