consent.exe - Is consent.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is consent.exe?
Purpose of consent.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: consent.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
consent.exe is a software program which was most likely arrived on your computer without you even realizing it. The hard drive location for this consent.exe program is shown beloww, and should always be verified as spyware and virus writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere to fool you. This consent.exe file is part of the Windows 10 and its part of the UAC security, where during program installs it authorizes whether updates can be made to your computer. You most likely have seen the popup windows asking about permission to install. This will appear in your task list but this consent.exe process will not stay there, it will disappear shortly after. This is not related to spyware, malware, viruses, etc. Visit consent.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the consent.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
On my computer this program is located at : C:\Windows\System32\consent.exe


  • Is consent.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is consent.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove consent.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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