FIXED: Taskeng.Exe Keeps Popping Up


Recently, we heard from some users that a black window normally appears with the taskeng.exe dialog box on it.  I will show you how to solve this random pop-up problem.

What is Taskeng.exe

What is Taskeng exe

Taskeng.exe is known as Task Scheduler Engine. The Task Scheduler Engine is an important component of Windows. It is designed to enable the operating system to start programs or scripts at a specified time. It is usually located in


It is responsible for keeping track of tasks that are to run at a certain time. However, some users have reported that the Taskeng.exe dialog box pops up every once in a while. At times you can also see an empty taskeng.exe window or a message that says a certain “Windows can’t find *executable file*”.

Some of the errors may be brought about by corrupt registry keys, some files might have been removed, or malware that has camouflaged itself.

Is Taskeng.exe a Virus?

Is Taskeng exe a Virus

Usually, it's not a virus, but it can infect your computer through a phishing site disguised as Trojan Horse. To view the taskeng.exe file path from the task manager, click the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + ESC.

On task manager, click on the Details tab. Search for Taskemg.exe; when you find it, right-click it to open its location. If it is not under C:\Windows\System32, then it is most likely a computer virus.

  • Tip: You can also tell if it's a virus by its file size or whether it has a Microsoft digital signature.

1. Disable user Feed Synchronization

For this method, you will need to show hidden tasks. This is because there is a hidden task called “User_Feed_Synchronization”. It is often responsible for the issue.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run command prompt. Type “taskschd.msc” and hit Enter to open the Task scheduler.

Step 2: On the left panel, right-click Task Scheduler Library. Then click view and enable “show hidden paths”.

Show Hidden Paths

Step 3: Widen the name column list and locate the “User_Feed_Scynchronization” entry.Select the task and click on the History tab.

User Feed Scynchronization

Step 4: If records are displayed, that is the cause of the error—Click Disable on the right panel.

  • Tip: If no record is shown in the history window, use the next method.

2. Disable OfficeBackgroundTaskHandlerRegistration

After entering the Task Scheduler with the above method, expand the Task Scheduler Library. The issue may be caused by Microsoft Office. The“Get Office” icon that auto-installs can be causing the issue.

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run command prompt. Type “taskschd.msc” and hit Enter to open the Task scheduler.

Step 2: On the left panel menu, right-click Task Scheduler Library. Then click view and enable“show hidden paths”.

Step 3: Click the arrow next to the Microsoft folder, then double click on the Office folder to see associated entries.

Task Shedule libery

Step 4: Select the “OfficeBackgroundTaskHandlerRegistration” option. On the right panel, click on the disable button.

Office Background TaskHandler Registration

Step 5: Close the display panel

3. Scanning System

I recommend that you use reimage to check the credibility of the file to see if it is a disguised virus. It revives the life of your PC, restores great performance, and recovers Windows with essential fresh files.

Ultimately, it greatly helps to improve the performance of your PC. It ends up cleaning junk files, removing malware, fixing registry errors,malware scan, and other system issues. Moreover, it helps to boost your PC’s performance. It is one of the best security software.

This is how to use this tool to perform a security scan on your computer:

Step 1: From your default browser, download Reimage on its official website. Install it into your PC. It will take a short while.

Step 2: Once installed, the software will start compiling data on your screen.

Official Website of Reimage

Step 3: It will show an overall report on the issues on your PC.

PC Scan Summery of Reimage

Step 4: Click on start repair to resolve the issue. Once done, restart your computer.

This will help you remove all the unwanted programs on your PC.

4. Edit Trigger

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the Run command prompt. Type “taskschd.msc” and click OK to open the Task scheduler.

Step 2: On the left panel menu, double click “Task Scheduler Library”. Still, on the right-side panel, find MySQL > Installer.

My SQL Installer

Step 3:Double-click “The Installer” to find the ManifestUpdate(at the center panel) and right-click to open the Properties.

Main Fest Updater

Step 4:In Triggers, disable the ManifestUpdate file in the lower-left corner panel. You can then reboot your computer.

The Importance of Executable Files (conclusion)

Importance of Executable Files

Every program installed on your computer has an EXE file, which guarantees the normal operation of the computer. These files can easily be used by network hackers, so you need to check your computer security often.

The executable files help the computer to perform the indicated tasks accordingly. This is unlike some data files that need to be interpreted to be meaningful.Also, be wary of viruses that display themselves as exe files. Always be cautious of malware infections.

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