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Task host is causing my computer to stop programs from

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task host is causing my computer to stop programs from running
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your machine, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: it is a lenovo 110s running windows 10
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: only the automatic updates that windows 10 sends me
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Kelly Scriven replied 5 months ago.

Hello, and thank you for contacting JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I will do my best to assist you today.

Task Host is suppose to run in the background, and this is normal. What I have been able to find out is that if Task Host is running and using a lot of resources (such as, not allowing other programs to launch), it may mean that you have a virus or some malware on your computer. I recommend downloading Malwarebytes for free, and run a scan on your computer for malware (

If you have an anti virus program, I recommend running that as well.