6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 2.47%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.08%
6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 3.75%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.29%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.04%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 2.35%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 19.61%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.12%
6.2.8400.0 (winmain_win8rc.120518-1423) 0.12%
6.2.8250.0 (winmain_win8beta.120217-1520) 0.04%
6.2.8102.0 (winmain_win8m3.110823-1455) 0.12%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 4.74%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 32.22%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 14.63%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 2.93%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.04%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 12.44%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 3.01%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.99%



Windows SQM Consolidator by Microsoft

Remove wsqmcons.exe
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


There are 19 versions of wsqmcons.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623). wsqmcons.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. The process utilizes the Windows Task Scheduler to automatically launch the file as a process when a user logs into Windows. The average file size is about 289.05 KB. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 1.93 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 4.22 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 5 Bytes per minute for reads and 18 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is wsqmcons.exe?

(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.

About 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


File name:wsqmcons.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows SQM Consolidator
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\wsqmcons.exe
Original name:wsqmcons.exe.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of wsqmcons.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Scheduled tasks
  • The job 'OptinNotification' runs on logon in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\OptinNotification'
  • The job 'Uploader' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Uploader'
  • The job 'Consolidator' in the path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\OptinNotification'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Uploader'
  • Entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\Consolidator'
Scheduled tasks startups
Set to load on user login (bypasses Windows UAC if enabled)
  • Login entry path '\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\OptinNotification'

VersionsAll file variations of wsqmcons.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
c3135d2f6ec4463f0d335d6785efebe9 bc4029613d390d9b74e6ba4e34e75ef4c71084c1 364.5 KB
c720f842af3be60e151e033890ba13b8 e2477420851c0261d8dec39e27275e3cef8b6ef3 323.5 KB
1c3a8e71f3648a2a82f97b0316f9b167 4e5593f5946abb6c496e63ed67b853e4e52e1f18 367.5 KB
74e4e2f05213f1b8760f62a7de33bdb8 85e0db4c9e249e3583d2b9ac8631e22d10d45dfd 357 KB
81cdadd8d5282c8bb5d248be48798b64 50a0c6c959127e4255e0ccddb6386f1e347faf3d 316.5 KB
b57921c442c93f3287d9cbb96c70fb54 62c706380b65f09afc3016b484a8d73e6d93427b 305.5 KB
eb833bb4df2cf5a4a7d1789c3add75dc b45f1f120dff6b8d244641d6f5778cb3b414b21b 352.5 KB
dc68f314a8df4af2a2bba58aec1aae95 e469bf2938359086418708287051f6ff71bde0a3 337.5 KB
3f54a35d12046a913e0b2046d8120259 bcfd9004803996499cf7c3a3ed1ae916b6490111 290.5 KB
4380007f990c42f393c008b7cf211403 4fa6624c608c42228999fc72c631bf958206846c 284 KB
4ffb7147bc7926ecc22edfd94d7cee09 13271b50cb5b874ac66a1f5e47f43990ed22874d 274 KB
5c7ce3b32eddd97b97d334c7019d00b8 22784af0bb296120d16724fda650cee7b721523d 249 KB
8fafca21fe9b20c420ce9d4dc50a7169 3f1a306db0c56ff1c3ac751f01786b4c0ae5cc2a 287 KB
22de9dff5565b00f230eac0c635daeb7 beffcc112aee709b8083056973759eab54f4985f 249 KB
f31d8ac1aab7190a1fb2a60938c18b7c 3d622a08e5c58164b9836e396390515f5bd49970 287 KB
b228be444f037c34e36add2564cf064f 18c81cbc0f8aebeee3430ecd9366b4d4ec460505 268.5 KB
e8b0a9ecb76aaa0c3519e16f34a49858 aac2e1a1f031696c5328b19b4f7b88c77d7a2064 187.5 KB
7bcd1ce9adcef4b570c38dbd243c1a0c a4d994a19ad0994c7482c099e5af1ec8ecf491ee 212 KB
f888457a33c6d156805066f39bd42447 dab972b19d05e49ff9abbd138688193ac11d87fb 179 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.25%
Windows 8.1 19.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.75%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.00%
Windows 8 7.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 4.75%
Windows 7 Professional 4.25%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 3.75%
Windows 8 Pro 3.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 2.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.00%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.75%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.75%
Windows 8.1 N 0.50%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation 0.50%
Windows 7 Starter 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview 0.50%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.50%
Windows Developer Preview 0.50%
24 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 46.87% of Windows SQM Consolidator.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.65%
Hewlett-Packard 18.36%
ASUS 17.59%
Lenovo 11.85%
Acer 11.28%
Toshiba 8.03%
Sony 4.21%
Samsung 1.91%
Intel 1.53%
Alienware 1.15%
Medion 0.76%
Gateway 0.38%
MSI 0.38%
Sahara 0.19%
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