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What is consent.exe?

Part of Consent UI for administrative applications by Microsoft

What is it?

Consent UI is part of Windows UAC. With User Account Control (UAC) fully enabled, interactive administrators normally run with least user privileges, but they can self-elevate to perform administrative tasks by giving explicit consent with the Consent UI. Such administrative tasks include installing software and drivers, changing system-wide settings, viewing or changing other user accounts, and running administrative tools.
(consent.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does consent.exe run?

Process - consent.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. consent.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the consent.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of consent.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is consent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00789% CPU78912.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.48 MB RAM20.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
51 GDI objects34.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\consent.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6000.0)

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File details

File name: consent.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Consent UI for administrative applications
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Product version: 6.0.6000.16386
Size: 80 KB
Original file name: consent.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0736519060%
Privileged CPU: 0.0657606304%
User CPU: 0.00789127564347%
Privileged CPU time: 270.39 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 986,808,186
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 63.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 77.93 MB
Paged memory: 4.48 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.36 MB
Paged system memory: 123.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 6.98 KB
Working set memory: 6.89 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.91 MB
Min working set memory: 6.89 MB
Private memory: 4.48 MB
Page faults: 2,695
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 11
Total read transfer: 285.11 KB
Total write operations: 7
Total write transfer: 812 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,054
Total other transfer: 307.64 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 51
USER objects: 10
Resources
Handle count average: 224
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
consent.exe 1132 412 0445F530

Image hashes

MD5: 425de986081eb4ed5b58c12ead23c03f
SHA-1: cdd5deb5c0420a1a29ba7673191de7599eb9b623
SHA-256: 179e1b937a82619d8cb9ac19d49b7228a11f4163a1e1269f7aa24688badef562

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
dwmapi.dll
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msctfmonitor.dll
msimg32.dll
msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
winmm.dll
winsta.dll
wmsgapi.dll
wtsapi32.dll
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