What does the AQNotif.exe file do?
The AQNotif.exe process is also known as Avanquest Message and is a part of Avanquest Message. This software is produced by Avanquest Software (www.avanquest.com). An obsolete or defective version of AQNotif.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Avanquest Message has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Avanquest Message has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AQNotif.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AQNotif.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AQNotif.exe Avanquest Message
AQNotif.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. AQNotif.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 435,944 bytes (33% of all these files), 427,488 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This particular software is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). AQNotif.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. For this reason, 59% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A AQNotif.exe file has a 57% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 432,872 bytes (25% of all these files), 361,272 bytes, 435,952 bytes or, as the case may be, 374,240 bytes. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). This file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AQNotif.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AQNotif?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Avanquest Message
To remove Avanquest Message from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Avanquest Message in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AQNotif.exe (Avanquest Message) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Avanquest Message. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Avanquest Message or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AQNotif.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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