an empty cmd box of "taskeng.exe" keeps popping up randomly for a milisecond

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ALMGNOON

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i tried recording it to see what is written on the box and it was empty, the title was "taskeng.exe", i tried fixing it but nothing seems to work. this has been going for couple of days now.
 

Thebusdriver8

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look around for the taskeng.exe file on your computer. if it is NOT in C:\Windows\System32, it is probably a trojan thet you need to remove immediately.
 

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it is in C:\Windows\System32
 

The Paladin

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Run malwarebytes full scan if it is a malware infection it should find it.

otherwise you can open up task scheduler:

a. Click Start button
b. Type: Task scheduler
c. Press enter and look for taskeng.exe
 
Please follow the instructions:
 
1. Go to the Start menu.
2. Type task scheduler and press enter.
3. Press continue on the UAC popup.
4. In the left pane of task scheduler, underneath Task Scheduler Local, right-click on Task Scheduler Library.
5. In the View submenu, make sure the Show Hidden Tasks option is checked.
6. Widen the Name column in the center pane. The hidden task that is likely at fault has a name that starts with User_Feed_Synchronization, followed by a dash and a bunch of digits inside a curly brace.
7. Select that task in the middle pane by clicking on its name.
8. To verify that this scheduled task is creating all those taskeng.exe processes, select the History tab in the middle pane near the middle of the screen. If you expand out the Level and Date and Time Columns, you should see a bunch of errors and date and times that are 5 minutes apart. If that's the case, then this task is the problem.
9. On the rightmost pane, select Disable.
10. There may be more than one scheduled task like this, so you'd need to disable any or all that were causing problems.
 

USAFRet

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Hi man.
This is the task scheduler service under Windows Vista/7/8/10. It is responsible for keeping track of tasks set to run at a time predetermined by the user, and to invoke them when necessary.
The taskeng.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. In other cases, taskeng.exe is a virus.

Check this guide
https://rocketfiles.com/articles/what-is-the-taskeng-exe-popup
I hope that the OP is still not suffering with this almost 2 years later.
 
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