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Process name: consent
Application using this process: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.
What is consent.exe doing on my computer?
This file belongs to Microsoft® Windows® Operating System from Microsoft Corporation.
Consent.exe is the executable file for User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista. This process is a new security feature. UAC is also a component of Windows Server 2008.
Consent.exe or UAC allows users to perform common tasks as non-Administrative users, commonly referred to as standard users in Windows Vista. Users can also perform Administrative tasks without the need to switch between users, log off or use Run As.
Non-system processes like consent.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.