What Is Microsoft Windows System Protection Background Tasks? How To Fix It

Microsoft Windows system protection background tasks execute a legal file which is the srtasks.exe file. This executable file generally used by the Windows 10 task scheduler in order to create system restore points. Generally, all this process occupies a little of your CPU but it consumes 70% or more of the CPU usage. Well, this particular error has been fixed on any other build which comes after Windows 10, it is a common error which you can encounter. Now, let’s see some myths about it and how to fix it.

Is it a Potential Security Threat?

As per some users, the antivirus software of their computer marked this process as a potential virus. In order to get more creative, virus and malware creators come up with the same name as the process after their attack appears. This is the technique that people usually know as camouflage and this is the time to call for it. In this case, you can also locate that if you are getting malware by viewing the srtasks.exe‘s location. In this case, you have to open the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), as well as you, need to locate the srTasks.exe process from the Process tab. After that, you have to right-click on the srTasks.exe process and select Open file location.

In case if you noticed that, after proceeding with these steps, this process gets back to Windows > System32, then it is not a virus. Furthermore, if you detect it in a different location, then, it is a virus. In such a circumstance, try to perform a full malware scan.

Should you Delete srtasks.exe?

As the srtasks.exe file is a genuine Windows process which is signed by the Microsoft Corporation, you should not delete the executable file. In case, if you notice high CPU and disk usage, then you can get this due to an error that appears while creating a system restore point. In this case, you can only do is you can reboot your device and see if this error persists or not.

How to fix Microsoft Windows System Protection Background Tasks High Disk?

Sometimes it is noted that Microsoft windows system protection background tasks is taking a lot of system resources. If this happens, then you should try to do these steps:

First of all, you need to open the Run window, to perform so, you have to type (Windows key + R) at the same time. Once done, you have to type “systempropertiesprotection“.  As well as you have to hit the Enter button, in order to open the System Protection tab of System Properties.

Once you complete this step, you have to tap on the configure button which is situated under the Protection Settings. Now, you have to set the restore settings in order to disable the system protection. After you hit the Apply button, you will be able to see the System Restore will be disabled permanently.

Summing it up

In this article, we have discussed the Microsoft Windows system protection background tasks. Hopefully, you understand the point. If you have any further queries then you can drop your comments as your feedback.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa