What does the AQNotif.exe file do?
The AQNotif.exe process is also known as Avanquest Message and is a part of Avanquest Message or, as the case may be, AVANQUEST S.A. 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.
- 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. The file AQNotif.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 498,152 bytes (31% of all these files), 497,664 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This AQNotif.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. For this reason, 58% 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 63% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 497,664 bytes (25% of all these files), 497,640 bytes as well as 4 other variants. This AQNotif.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The AQNotif file is not part of the Windows operating system. This AQNotif.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. The file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority.
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 or AVANQUEST S.A
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 or AVANQUEST S.A 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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