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What is wsqmcons.exe?

Part of Windows SQM Consolidator by Microsoft

What is it?

(Customer Experience Improvement Program) This scheduled task runs the Wsqmcons.exe program when you install Windows Vista. This scheduled task also runs the Wsqmcons.exe program daily if the user consented to participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. This program collects and sends usage data to Microsoft. The Wsqmcons.exe program is located in the System32 folder.
Description of wsqmcons.exe from Microsoft
Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program collects information about how our customers use Microsoft programs and about some of the problems they encounter. Microsoft uses this information to improve the products and features customers use most often and to help solve problems. Participation in the program is voluntary, and the end results are software improvements to better meet the needs of our customers. When you choose to participate in the CEIP, your computer or device automatically sends information to Microsoft about how you use certain products. Information from your computer is combined with other CEIP data to help Microsoft solve problems and to improve the products and features customers use most often.
(wsqmcons.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wsqmcons.exe run?

Process - wsqmcons.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. wsqmcons.exe is executed by the process services.exe (ระบบปฏิบัติการ Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft).

How does wsqmcons.exe start?

Scheduled task - wsqmcons.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - wsqmcons.exe is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\OptinNotification'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
Windows SQM Consolidator is loaded by:

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the wsqmcons.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of wsqmcons.exe users, 72.0% have disabled it.
How stable is Windows SQM Consolidator?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
     wsqmcons.exe0.03%
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wsqmcons.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
1.36476% CPU13647617.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.93 MB RAM9.0%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe

Are there other versions of Windows SQM Consolidator?

What else is related?

Windows SQM Consolidator Stability

wsqmcons.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
1.  
Error: Werkt niet meer (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
2.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
3.  
Error: Stopped working (APPCRASH)
Crashing module: ntdll.dll (still researching...)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
Windows Server 2012 Standard Evaluation (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wsqmcons.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows SQM Consolidator
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 352.5 KB
Original file name: wsqmcons.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 1.4006469026%
Privileged CPU: 0.0358851777%
User CPU: 1.36476172493037%
Privileged CPU time: 676.07 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 490,094,721
CPU cycle count /min: 8,918,046
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 58.27 MB
Peak committed memory: 59.05 MB
Paged memory: 1.93 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.99 MB
Paged system memory: 113.22 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.64 KB
Working set memory: 554 KB
Peak working set memory: 6.76 MB
Min working set memory: 554 KB
Private memory: 1.93 MB
Page faults: 15,326
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 578
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 12.1 KB
Read transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 72.22 KB
Write transfer /min: 18 Bytes
Total other operations: 432
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 9.68 KB
Other Transfer /min: 4 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 170
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Commands
C:\Windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
C:\windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WSqmCons.exe -u

Scheduled task details

Name: OptinNotification
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\OptinNotification

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\OptinNotification

Image hashes

MD5: eb833bb4df2cf5a4a7d1789c3add75dc
SHA-1: b45f1f120dff6b8d244641d6f5778cb3b414b21b
SHA-256: 2db083127b2659bfa77812b672c697d5a448da5e1e2116b2df6b86b6011f9df2

PE image details

File entropy: 6.40755
File packed: No
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