Vista Task Scheduler Error “The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.mcupdate”
I just happened to visit Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Task Scheduler and got the error:
"The task image is corrupt or has been tampered with.mcupdate"
Apart from the bad syntax of the message (should say [mcupdate] at the end, not .mcupdate), you have not many clues on what is throwing this message. Only if you navigate to Microsoft / Media Center at the scheduled tasks you see the message again, which gives you more clues on what is responsible for the error, in specific the "mcupdate" task of Windows Media Center.
According to a relevant forum topic on the Internet, you can delete the mcupdate task from folder:
I opted to rename the file to _mcupdate instead which seems to also solve this issue.
I wonder though if some malicious code is related to this error.