What does the wsqmcons.exe file do?
The wsqmcons.exe process is also known as Windows SQM Consolidator and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of wsqmcons.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Windows SQM Consolidator has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Windows SQM Consolidator 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)
- wsqmcons.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module wsqmcons.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about wsqmcons.exe Windows SQM Consolidator
wsqmcons.exe is part of Windows. The file wsqmcons.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
The file size is 183,296 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. The wsqmcons file is part of the operating system. The file contains Microsoft's digital signature. This confirms its authenticity. For this reason, 0% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
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 wsqmcons.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 wsqmcons?
|wsqmcons.exe is part of Windows and Customer Experience Improvement Program. This program collects and sends usage data to Microsoft. |
Summary: One user judges wsqmcons.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove Windows SQM Consolidator 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if wsqmcons.exe (Windows SQM Consolidator) 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 Windows SQM Consolidator. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Windows SQM Consolidator 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 wsqmcons.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.