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Terminate jptask.exe. Remove Gamma Task Menager

NameGamma Task Menager
TypePUP, non-essential process
Short DescriptionThe PUP may affect the browser behavior and cause system crashes.
SymptomsBrowser performance issues, system errors, etc.
Distribution MethodVia bundling, visiting corrupted pages, unsafe browsing, etc.
Detection toolDownload SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Gamma Task Menager

Gamma Task Menager is classified as a potentially unwanted program that may be associated with several processes and .exe files. Once the PUP has found its way into the system, it may increase its vulnerability and cause numerous issues. Some of the problems the user may encounter are associated with his browsing activities. Most PUPs run together with adware and generate advertisements that may redirect to predefined pages.

Several scan reports indicate that Gamma Task Menager may have something to do with jptask.exe. The primary folder for jptask.exe is C:\Program Files (x86)\Megasoft Security\.

However, the executable may be located in several other directories:

→C:\Program Files (x86)\Techsmart Computer\ C:\Program Files\Alfasistem Memory\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Gamma Task Menager\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Softcomp Software\ C:\Program Files\AFC Secure Net\

Furthermore, jptask.exe may have other variants such as:

  • tmjob.exe
  • ittask.exe
  • gtrsecure.exe
  • amjob.exe
  • swjob.exe

Such .exe files may be held responsible for the display of annoying error messages, browser misbehavior (turning texts into hyperlinks, generating pop-ups) and overall system malfunction.
Read more about Adware and Executables

Let’s get back to Gamma Task Menager.

Is Gamma Task Menager Dangerous to my System?

First of all, users should think of how the application managed to enter their PCs. The easiest way to determine the entrance is to review all freeware products that were recently installed. Potentially unwanted applications are usually spread via bundling and/ or silent/ unattended installers. This means that in some cases downloading the riskware piece involved user interaction while in other it didn’t.

Furthermore, suspicious software increases the system’s vulnerability to malware attacks. Not to mention that malware has the ability to take over multiple .exe and .dll files and utterly mess with the system. To say it in a more tech-savvy manner, in the context of malicious code and online security, all files associated with uncertain instruction execution can be combined.

Should I Remove Gamma Task Menager?

Users and researchers agree on one thing – all processes rooted from Gamma Task Menager should be terminated. Moreover, the system should be kept intact so that future unwanted infiltrations are avoided. Enabling the Windows Firewall is one thing to be done but it is not enough. Sustaining professional AV software is crucial, especially for non-expert users. Refer to the step-by-step removal guide below the article to eliminate all traces of the PUP.

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1. Remove/Uninstall Gamma Task Menager

1. Remove/Uninstall Gamma Task Menager in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Gamma Task Menager.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Gamma Task Menager from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Gamma Task Menager and click “Remove


    After Gamma Task Menager is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Gamma Task Menager and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Gamma Task Menager is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Gamma Task Menager to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Gamma Task Menager has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Gamma Task Menager
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Gamma Task Menager. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Gamma Task Menager will be removed.

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    3. Remove Gamma Task Menager automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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