What is Console.exe?

The genuine Console.exe file is a software component of Authentium ESP by Authentium.
The console interface of Authentium's Extensible Service Platform, this application is an interface that combines many different types of antivirus and antispyware programs into one. It allows businesses and organizations to control the third party security and protection programs using a common interface. Commands and controls are universal no matter which individual protection software is being implemented. CYREN acquired the antivirus branch of Authentium in 2010, and maintains legacy support for previous interations of their software.

Console stands for Authentium Console

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Console.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Console.exe file information

The process known as Authentium ESP (version 3) or UAD Powered Plug-Ins belongs to software Authentium ESP (version 3) or UAD Powered Plug-Ins by Authentium ( or Universal Audio.

Description: Console.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Console.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,545,200 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 10,438,144 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The Console.exe file is not a Windows core file. The Console.exe file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Console.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 8% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ ESP or Cox High Speed Internet.

Recommended: Identify Console.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Console.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Console.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of Console.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving Console issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Console. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Console.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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