What does the loadqm.exe file do?
The loadqm.exe process is also known as Microsoft QMgr or, as the case may be, AyeShutdown and is a part of QMgr Loader or, as the case may be, Aye Shutdown. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, Aye Software. An obsolete or defective version of loadqm.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Microsoft QMgr has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft QMgr 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)
- loadqm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module loadqm.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about loadqm.exe Microsoft QMgr
loadqm.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Loadqm.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 7,536 bytes.
The loadqm file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. 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 loadqm.exe file has a 51% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 380,416 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 659,456 bytes. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. Loadqm.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Loadqm.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes.
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 loadqm.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 loadqm?
|Updates the MSN Messanger. |
|slows down computer a bunch if running internet on a phone linee |
|A 2% increase in Win 98se system resources with it disabled. System reliability and overall performance noticably better without it. (further information...) |
Summary: 4 users judge loadqm.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 6 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 11 users have already deleted loadqm.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall QMgr Loader or Aye Shutdown
To remove Microsoft QMgr from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for QMgr Loader or Aye Shutdown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if loadqm.exe (Microsoft QMgr) 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 Microsoft QMgr. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft QMgr 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 loadqm.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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