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What is CompatTelRunner.exe? Virus or Safe?

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#1 daikin


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

I have recently installed Windows 10, should CompatTelRunner.exe still be running?  I found it running using lots of disks cycles, although not much cpu.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 12:24 PM

From Microsoft page: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/what-is-compattelrunnerexe-on-win10-64-bit-and-why/3af9a0ea-bb18-4df7-99d5-4930ae59d247

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:41 PM

The file Compatibility Telemetry is a Windows system file, rarely causes issues. The file CompatTelRunner.exe is located in C:\Windows\System32 folder. It allows Microsoft to ensure compatibility if you want to update to the Windows latest version.

you can disable CompatTelRunner.exe from Task Scheduler

  • Press Windows + R Key, and type taskschd.msc to open Task Scheduler.
  • Go to Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Application Experience
  • Look for Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser. Right-click it and select Disable.
  • Restart your computer

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