How does consent.exe work?
Many computer users claim that consent.exe is a useless file that is only good for using up large blocks of memory and speed. This becomes a problem because it results in major slowdowns during normal computer operation. However, this is far from an unimportant command. The consent.exe command is sort of an enigma, as it possesses no applicable window and is very rarely directly accessed. That means that is works without you being aware of it. That is, until you run many programs simultaneously, especially within different access privileges (i.e. administrator, user, etc.). Ironically, it is the consent.exe file which is granting you the privilege to access the numerous files without any backlog, provided you already have administrator status.
Is consent.exe required or can I end the task/process?
The mistake that most people make is jumping to the conclusion that consent.exe is wholly unnecessary. In reality, it is a security program with meaningful applications. If your computer is running slow, perhaps it is time for you to manually clear your cache in hopes that many old cookies and fragmented files are robbing your computer system of its full potential. If this doesn’t clear up the problem then you should be vigilant that you don’t run too many applications at once, using the windows authorized task manager. This task manager gives you a very good idea of exactly how much of your desktop or laptop’s computing power is being used on each individual task.
Can I delete consent.exe?
The one thing you should not do, under any circumstances, is delete the file. The consent.exe command was designed to be a security measure and keeps your computer safe. This becomes an issue especially if you use a shared computer. You may not know who has access to all of your most personal files. In other words, deleting the consent.exe command could essentially grant all of the users of your computer full administrative access to all files on your computer. This may not seem so bad if your computer is only shared by your family members. Even if your family members do not have bad intentions, they can unknowingly download malware and subject all of your files to any number of potentially hazardous applications. If a savvy hacker can mimic your IP (Internet protocol) address and act as a registered user, you can find yourself in serious trouble, relatively quickly.
Also, and potentially more vital, is the security and integrity of your computer network as a whole. In order to not subject yourself to these cyber problems, secure your network with a password that is a series of numbers and letters, of both lower and upper case letters. This will ensure that your wireless network will never be infiltrated by unscrupulous individuals. Check out sevenforums.com for a detailed writeup about potentially fixing consent.exe errors.
Finally, always remember that the consent.exe file cannot be replaced once it is deleted with a sure-fire copy. Suffice it to say that many copies exist online, but even these copies are a possible source of malware. While unfortunate, it is largely true. Because of that, it is highly recommended to keep the integrity of this file.