taskhost.exe (Host Process for Windows Tasks) not responding

August 24, 2014 at 18:03:11
Specs: Windows 8.1
I've lost access to pretty much everything beside Task Manager, which shows taskhost.exe (Host Process for Windows Tasks) as not responding. Windows\System32.exe isn't recognized either. I'm hesitant to end the unresponsive processes as suggested by the (Lenovo) Owner's Manual, though. Would it be better to Restart? I'm hoping that will resolve these issues...Please advise.

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#1
August 24, 2014 at 20:35:39
"Would it be better to Restart?"
Impossible for us to know.

Do you have all your important stuff backed up?


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#2
August 25, 2014 at 08:38:27
I don't think is system32.exe is a valid file in Win 8.1. Most likely a virus trying to make you think it is a legitimate file.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 25, 2014 at 19:39:23
Can anyone provide some guidance re/ ending a non-responding Task from Windows 8.1 Task Manager? (BTW, I ran MS MRT full scan and no files were found to be infected)

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#4
August 25, 2014 at 20:27:49
""Would it be better to Restart?"
Have you?

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#5
August 26, 2014 at 08:21:27
Re #3
To end a task in Task Manager go to the Processes tab and right click whatever entry you want to end. End Task for that item will be on the list.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

message edited by Derek


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#6
August 26, 2014 at 17:42:00
My system finally became so unresponsive that I was forced to restart. Fortunately,
all returned to normal.

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#7
August 26, 2014 at 17:59:15
Something caused your problem, may occur again.

I can check out these.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif

Copy & Paste the dump (.dmp ) file onto your desktop & then upload.
Minidump file is located in C:\Windows\Minidump
How to see hidden files in Windows
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...


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