What is loadqm.exe?

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 loadqm.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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Loadqm.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft QMgr or AyeShutdown belongs to software QMgr Loader or Aye Shutdown by Microsoft ( or Aye Software.

Description: Loadqm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Loadqm.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 7,536 bytes. 
The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The loadqm.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If loadqm.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 380,416 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 659,456 bytes. It is not a Windows core file. The loadqm.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Loadqm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as loadqm.exe. Therefore, you should check the loadqm.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.


User Comments

A 2% increase in Win 98se system resources with it disabled. System reliability and overall performance noticably better without it.
loadqm wird vom MSN Messenger benutzt, der funktioniert auch ohne, lediglich bleiben dann die sowieso lästigen Werbetabs weg :-) allerdings geht MSN Messenger video nicht ohne daß loadqm die cpu verbrutzelt, aber wer's sich leisten mag kann loadqm behalten, Datei is harmlos, aber auf jeden Fall aus dem startup zu löschen.
loadqm error is really ruining my life. I am not computer savy and would love to get this thing out of my system. I want to remove loadqm, but don't know how to
by the start of the computer I get the message that this program causes an error (invalid operation to a page in module qmgr.dll) and has been closed. The computer has no problems in working.
M$ claims it's for MSN _Explorer_ not messenger... deceptive for an update component. It eats bandwidth and CPU resources, often self-launching as many as 10 copies of itself. It should NEVER have made it past the preliminary testing stages like this. Simple to remove - if you have MSN *anything*, disable automatic updates, and remove loadqm.exe from your system startup.
  Machete   (further information)
I was unable to run scandisk or defrag. Symptoms indicated a program was running that kept them from completing. I closed apps in task manager one at a time and discovered Loadqm was the one causing the problem. I don't use Messenger so I don't see why I need Loadqm. I'll be getting rid of it.
Necessary file to MSN Messenger, but when I close messenger it stay eating my bandwith. after chatting and closing msn, kill loadqm.
  Max Damage  
too much CPU consumer
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of loadqm.exe: based on 27 votes with 9 reviews. 4 users think loadqm.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 11 users think loadqm.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade loadqm.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving loadqm issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with loadqm. 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 loadqm.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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