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Malware bytes gave me this positive i searched it up it said its just task manager but i need to make sure here the folder doesn't exist in my c drive even though it says it dose in file explorer it doesn't show but, but when I use cmd to cd to it the folder does exist but when I use cmd to open it with file explorer the program that's supposed to be in there seems to not exist like its hidden is this a false positive or something else because the website it leads to is very off putting.


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Hi @MaterLife     :welcome:      My name is Maurice.

The Malwarebytes' Trial protections are keeping this pc safe from harm.   That EXE file is NOT at all the real Windows "task manager".

I will guide you to getting this cured.   Please follow my guidance.

Please always attach files / reports as we go along.

I need a report set for review.   This is a report only.

Please download MBST Support Tool


Once you start it click Advanced > Gather Logs


Upload an archive once it is done. Attach the mbst-grab-results.zip from the Desktop.


  • Please attach  mbst-grab-results.zip    to your reply , like displayed here.
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After the steps above, I suggest you do the folowing. All in all these will not take a whole lot of time.

Please set File Explorer to SHOW ALL folders, all files, including Hidden ones. Use OPTION ONE or TWO of this article


[ 2 ]

Use File Explorer & go to C:\taskamaqmrkgew

On the left-hand tree, use the mouse pointer and do a RIGHT-click on that folder & then select "Scan with Malwarebytes".

Be sure it moves all detected items to Quarantine.

[ 3 ]

Now scan with Microsoft Defender antivirus.( or other installed-name-brand Antivirus)

On the left-hand tree, use the mouse pointer and do a RIGHT-click on that folder & then select "Scan with Microsoft Defender"

Be sure it removes all detected items.

[ 4 ]

This should only take something less than 15 minutes.

Now a fresh new scan with Malwarebytes for Windows.

In Malwarebytes for Windows program, we want to do a special scan.
 Click Settings ( gear icon) at the top right of Malwarebytes window. We want to see the SETTINGS window.  Then click the Security tab.  Scroll down and lets be sure the line in SCAN OPTIONs for 

"Scan for rootkits" is ON 👈   Click it to get it ON if it does not show a blue-color . Next, click the small x on the Settings line to go to the main Malwarebytes Window.   Next click the blue button marked Scan.


When the scan phase is done, be real sure you Review and have all detected lines items check-marked on each line on the left. That too is very critical.

>>>>>>      👉      You can actually click the topmost left  check-box  on the very top line to get ALL lines  ticked   ( all selected).         <<<<     💢



Please double verify you have that TOP  check-box tick marked.   and that then, all lines have a tick-mark


Then click on Quarantine  button.



Then, locate the Scan run report;  export out a copy;  & then attach in with your  reply.
See https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038479194-View-Reports-and-History-in-Malwarebytes-for-Windows-v4

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I did some deep research and I'm pretty sure its a R.A.T from what I saw normally I could get rid of this on my own but I don't have my Linux drive on me right and its a pain to get rid of things like this with just windows but malware bytes and their people are awesome so I came here.

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Please do not be using other apps or web browsers during these next procedures. Only use web browser for purpose to get to this forum.

[    1    ]

As a next basic step, Please  make very very sure to  set File Explorer to SHOW ALL folders, all files, including Hidden ones.  Use OPTION ONE or TWO of this article


[    2    ]

We will use FRSTEnglish.exe  on Downloads folderr to run a custom script.    The system will be rebooted after the script has run.

This custom script is for  Materlife  only / for this machine only.

This custom script has some specific things, plus some general aspect to help the system overall.

NOTE-1:  This script will  run a scan using System File Checker to check that all Microsoft operating system files are valid and not corrupt and attempt to correct any invalid files.  It will rebuild the Winsock.  It will attempt to remove tasksysmaq.exe + C:\taskamaqmrkgew + C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\.NET\TASKSYSMAQ

NOTE-2: As part of this fix all temporary files will be removed. If you have any open web pages that have not been bookmarked please make sure you bookmark them now as all open applications will be automatically closed. Also, make sure you know the passwords for all websites as cookies will also be removed. The use of an external password manager is highly recommended instead of using your browser to store passwords.

The following directories are emptied:

  • Windows Temp
  • Users Temp folders
  • Edge, IE, FF, Chrome,  and Opera caches, HTML5 storages, Cookies and History
  • Recently opened files cache
  • Flash Player cache
  • Java cache
  • Steam HTML cache
  • Explorer thumbnail and icon cache
  • Recycle Bin

Important: items are permanently deleted. They are not moved to quarantine. If you have any questions or concerns please ask before running this fix.

Please be sure to Close any open work files, documents,  any apps you started yourself  before starting this.

If there are any CD / DVD / or USB-flash-thumb or USB-storage drives attached,  please disconnect any of those.

Please save the (attached file named) FIXLIST.txt   to the  C drive user Download  folder   


Start the Windows Explorer and then, to the Download   folder.

RIGHT click on  FRSTENGLISH.exe    and select RUN as Administrator and allow it to proceed.  Reply YES when prompted to allow to run.
  to run the tool. If the tool warns you the version is outdated, please download and run the updated version.
IF Windows prompts you about running this, select YES to allow it to proceed.

IF you get a block message from Windows about this tool......
click line More info information on that screen
and click button Run anyway on next screen.

on the FRST window:
Click the Fix button just once, and wait.



PLEASE have lots and lots of patience when this starts. You will see a green progress bar start. Lots of patience. This run here should be fairly quick.
If you receive a message that a reboot is required, please make sure you allow it to restart normally.
The tool will complete its run after restart.
When finished, the tool will make a log ( Fixlog.txt) in the same location from where it was run.

Please attach the FIXLOG.txt with your next reply later, at your next opportunity   

Please know this will do a Windows Restart.   Just let it do its thing.    We will do more after this.  Persistence & patience are called for here.

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You are aware I hope, that S H does not remove anything unless you paid for the program.

In any event, I do not know what types of files it has tagged.


Hey, be sure you attach the FIXLOG.txt   file on next opportunity.


I would suggest a free scan with the ESET Online Scanner.  This will be another check for viruses, other malware, adwares, & potentially unwanted applications.

Go to https://download.eset.com/com/eset/tools/online_scanner/latest/esetonlinescanner.exe


It will start a download of "esetonlinescanner.exe"

  • Save the file to your system, such as the Downloads folder, or else to the Desktop.


  • Go to the saved file, and double click it to get it started.


  • When presented with the initial ESET options, click on "Computer Scan".
  • Next, when prompted by Windows, allow it to start by clicking Yes
  • When prompted for scan type, Click on Full scan

Look at & tick ( select ) the radio selection "Enable ESET to detect and quarantine potentially unwanted applications" and click on Start scan button.

  • Have patience. The entire process may take an hour or more. There is an initial update download.

There is a progress window display. You may step away from machine &. Let it be.

You should ignore all prompts to get the ESET antivirus software program. ( e.g. their standard program). You do not need to buy or get or install anything else.

  • When the scan is completed, if something was found, it will show a screen with the number of detected items. If so, click the button marked “View detected results”.
  • Click The blue Save scan log to save the log.

If something was removed and you know it is a false finding, you may click on the blue ”Restore cleaned files” ( in blue, at bottom).

Press Continue when all done. You should click to off the offer for “periodic scanning”.

Please make sure you attach the log report.


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