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What is mxtask2.exe?

mxtask2.exe is part of PC FineTune and developed by Avanquest North America, Inc. according to the mxtask2.exe version information.

mxtask2.exe's description is "MXTask Background User Process"

mxtask2.exe is digitally signed by Avanquest North America Inc..

mxtask2.exe is usually located in the 'C:\PROGRA~1\EARTHL~2\PCFINE~1\' folder.

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Vendor and version information [?]

Product namePC FineTune
Company nameAvanquest North America, Inc.
File descriptionMXTask Background User Process
Internal nameMXTask2
Original filenameMXTask2.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1997-2008 Avanquest Nor..
Legal trademarkPC FineTune is a trademark of EarthL..
Product version8.0.2.10
File version8.0.2.10

The following is the available information on mxtask2.exe:

Product namePC FineTune
Company nameAvanquest North America, Inc.
File descriptionMXTask Background User Process
Internal nameMXTask2
Original filenameMXTask2.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 1997-2008 Avanquest North America, Inc.
Legal trademarkPC FineTune is a trademark of EarthLink, Inc.
Product version8.0.2.10
File version8.0.2.10

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameAvanquest North America Inc.
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number4878fbeaf46ba9428c623cbe603cf5e3

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to mxtask2.exe:

mxtask2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

mxtask2.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

MXTask Background User Process has stopped working.

End Program - mxtask2.exe. This program is not responding.

mxtask2.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

mxtask2.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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User vote results: There were 24 votes to remove and 5 votes to keep

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

W Dyer writes

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MXTask2.exe is a background process that seems to track whether one's anti-virus subscription with Avanquest is current or not (and may have additional functions I'm not aware of). I see it associated with their System Suite and Fix-It programs, both of which have associated anti-virus subscriptions.

I'm getting an annoying pop-up telling me my subscription has expired and I need to renew. I asked Avanquest how to get rid of it and they told me I can't, so today when it popped up I used the Windows Task Manager to determine it is the MXTask2.exe process that's driving the pop-up.

The program appears to be a legitimate background process associated with Avanguest but is tied to any annoying pop-up process nonetheless...

# 30 Dec 2009, 11:30

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