Consent ui for administrative applications has stopped working
Consent.exe is part of Windows Vista - it's the User Access Control (UAC) executable.File Names Used: 3
Paths Used: 8
Common File Name: CONSENT.EXE
Common Path: ?:\windows.old\windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-lua_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.5728.16387_none_ef1113b929fe5371\
Vendor Information: Microsoft Corporation
Product Information: Consent UI for administrative applications
Version Information: 6.0.5728.16387
CONSENT.EXE may use 3 or more path and file names, these are the most common:
There is a known malware version of this executable. Do a search on your hard drive (within Windows Vista, obviously) for all consent.exe files - make sure you include hidden and system files in the search criteria.
Once the search has completed, right-click on each file and check the file properties.
There is a MalWare version of Consent.exe
Right Click ALL of the ones you find and look for
Microsoft details in Properties
If you find a consent.exe anywhere else in the search results, I'd delete that file. Run a thorough anti-virus scan of the harddrive. I'd also download spybot and run it as well as downloading Ad-Aware from Lavasoft and using it to scan as well.
Spybot and Ad-Aware can find different spyware/malware, which is why I recommend running both products.
Once you've done all that, reboot the system. That should fix the problem.
May 08, 2008 |
Computers & Internet