What is qconsvc.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 qconsvc.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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Qconsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with qconsvc
Qconsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IBM Access Connections - Service Component or ThinkVantage Access Connections - Service Component belongs to software IBM ThinkPad Utility or Lenovo ThinkPad Utility by IBM ( or Lenovo (

Description: Qconsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Qconsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 73,728 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The qconsvc.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify qconsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as qconsvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the qconsvc.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

IBM Thinkpad Utility Component
Is never being used and always running..
  Hendrik ADRIAN  
eats all my processing cycles and won't stop
genuine from ibm
IBM Access Connections - annoying
A component of the IBM ThinkPad factory installed utilities.
  Simon Hughes  
IBM Access Connections - nice tool
  Robert Eden  
ThinkPad ulility
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Summary: Average user rating of qconsvc.exe: based on 30 votes with 9 reviews. 26 users think qconsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think qconsvc.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade qconsvc.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving qconsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with qconsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the qconsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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