What is NetTaskAgent.exe?

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 NetTaskAgent.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.

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NetTaskAgent.exe file information

The process known as Network Security Taskmanager Service belongs to software Network Security Taskmanager by Neuber Software GmbH, (

Description: NetTaskAgent.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The NetTaskAgent.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\Windows\SysWOW64\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 271,224 bytes. 
The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The program has no visible window. The NetTaskAgent.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. It is not a Windows core file. NetTaskAgent.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall NetTaskAgent, or try to get help from the software vendor. Click on NetTaskAgent in the Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it, or click on to visit the vendor's website.

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If NetTaskAgent.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 8% dangerous. The file size is 268,664 bytes. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The NetTaskAgent.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows core file. NetTaskAgent.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramNetTaskAgent.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NetTaskAgent.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NetTaskAgent.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.


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Best practices for resolving NetTaskAgent issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with NetTaskAgent. 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 NetTaskAgent.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.

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