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

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

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: 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.

  • Is sqmdata00.sqm 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 sqmdata00.sqm considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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