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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:

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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:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 361,272 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 374,240 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. This AQNotif.exe process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 57% 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 44% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 427,488 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 374,240 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.

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

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To remove Avanquest Message from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Avanquest Message in the list of available programs.
  5. 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 Registry Cleaner 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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