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Do I have a virus


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#1 CT3306

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

Stopzilla is saying it is affected and I can't get any browsers (Internet Explorer or Google) or Word to open. I've looked at Task manager and am not sure that consent.exe should be there. When you have this issue, how do you determine which virus you may be dealing with? Computer cluess in Phoenix.

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:13 PM

Hello CT3306 ,

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The consent.exe file is associated with User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista. The file is the executable for UAC and when a regular (non-administrator) user needs to elevate itself to the administrator, UAC displays the elevation dialog box using consent.exe.

By default, in Windows Vista the consent.exe file is located in C:\Windows\System32 folder.


For more information, please see here: http://www.instant-registry-fixes.org/consent-exe-a-genuine-file-or-virus/

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