sqmdata00.sqm - Is sqmdata00.sqm trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is sqmdata00.sqm?
Purpose of sqmdata00.sqm:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. sqmdata00.sqm

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
sqmdata00.sqm is a data file that would have appeared based on an install you have done. This is part of the MSN Instant Messenger and this occurs if you downloaded the latest version, it is part of their "customer improvement Experience" that they added into their IM software. These files can be deleted without causing any problem. You will also notice that they are reappearing if you are using the MSN IM software. They will appear in sequential number orders, you will see sqmdata00.sqm, sqmdata01.sqm, sqmdata02.sqm, etc. These files are considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware. Visit sqmdata00.sqm 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 sqmdata00.sqm location, where is it stored on my computer?
These files are found in the root drive at c:\sqmdata00.sqm, etc.


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, sqmdata00.sqm may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. sqmdata00.sqm can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is sqmdata00.sqm spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove sqmdata00.sqm?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    sqmdata00.sqm is a data file that would have appeared based on an install you have done. This is part of the MSN Instant Messenger and this occurs if you downloaded the latest version, it is part of their "customer improvement Experience" that they added into their IM software. These files can be deleted without causing any problem. You will also notice that they are reappearing if you are using the MSN IM software. They will appear in sequential number orders, you will see sqmdata00.sqm, sqmdata01.sqm, sqmdata02.sqm, etc. These files are considered safe and is not considered spyware or adware. These files are found in the root drive at c:\sqmdata00.sqm, etc. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.