TO: anyone interested in loadqm.exe
i first noticed loadqm.exe yesterday when windows crashed (what a suprise) and i hit ctrl+alt+del, looked into it and my search brought me to this forum from yahoo.com.
- loadqm has no recognized virus files attached (Norton 10/19/2001 update)
- loadqm and qmgr and the sort ride in on MSN messenger install
- loadqm is loaded into registry and starts up at windows boot up
- loadqm uses internet connections to broadcast data to an ip address (anyone with a packet sniffer and loadqm, try finding out the ip address it's broadcasting to, i deleted mine before sniffing)
- loadqm rides in on other microsoft programs such as MSN explorer, me, 2k
- loadqm is sending information about your computer and other data to microsoft
- original intent of loadqm
- reason for installation into a hidden folder in program files
- c:\program files\messenger\qmgr.cab file on my computer was "not a valid archive" when MSN messenger in fact used cab file to install qmgr
anyone have anymore info? i can edit my post and keep it up to date
Last edited by illadidasill; 10-20-2001 at 01:26 PM.
If you go to the apps and operating systems forum, there are 8o posts on it.
Loadqm.exe is used by MSN Messenger in MSN Explorer to
transmit data. It queues up the instant messages in Messenger.
Going to move this to the Apps and OS forum.
I was browseing the web, and I found this site with all the start up files that are known to man. It lets you know if you need it, might or might not, and nope, trash it. here is the link:
Here is what it said about LoadQM:
LoadQM loadqm.exe Loads the MSN Explorer Query Manager - a waste of resources and bandwidth. Not required
The Secret of LoadQM.EXE TOLD
>Alright folks heres the real deal. If I may preface first... All of the
>Microsoft programmers will give you different info because they have most
>likely never met each other, and don't thoroughly know each other's
>programming. The phone operators you speak with on the phone most likely
>don't even know how to use VB. So calling Microsoft Windows tech support
>for a question with MSN Explorer and Messaging is like asking Ford a
>question about a Corvette engine. Loadqm is a quite simple program that
>lets the "community" of MSN users know when you are online. It or it's
>sister files also check to see if you have new mail, if your buddies are
>on, etc... It's quite simple really, but it will hog bandwidth if you have
>a slow connection like dsl or slower. With t3 connection I experience no
>slowdown, but using Microsoft IE 5 and MSN Explorer together (again they
>are seperate Microsoft divisions,) may cause a traffic jam of
>miscommunication and generally freeze up your computer at the slightest
>resistance. The solution? Don't delete it, but
>watch for piggyback files that may come in uninvited. Use MSN or IE or
>both at your own risk... and if you are afraid information being stolen
>from your computer, (face it, if they want it they get it,) just use a
>firewall. All in all I believe the only solution to the loadqm problem is;
>don't be so paranoid!
According to Microsoft, loadqm.exe is for the Windows AutoUpdate feature. It is used to control the speed of information transfer in order to regulate bandwidth usage.
You can turn it off without any harm. However, the the Windows Update feature in the Start menu and Internet Explorer will not function. You can still navigate to the Microsoft Windows Update page and update your Windows components in that manner.
The following is the description from the Microsoft Support page:
Description of the Loadqm.exe File
The information in this article applies to:
MSN 6.0, 6.1
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows 98
When you install MSN Explorer, the Loadqm.exe file is added to the Startup folder, and Loadqm.exe then starts each time you start your computer. Loadqm.exe loads the MSN Queue Manager component which manages queuing for the background file-transfer mechanism that is known as the drizzling service.
The drizzle component runs as the Loadqm.exe launcher, and because of this, global drizzles can only be run in the current user context. This feature is required to enable WU AutoUpdate.
The Drizzling service is the preferred way to transfer data to the client for background tasks and system services by preserving the end user experience by not affecting available bandwidth. Requests to the Drizzle service are submitted and the files can be transferred in a throttled manner so that the interactive user is not affected by the bandwidth that is consumed.
How to Disable the AutoUpdate Feature
To disable AutoUpdate:
If you can already view protected operating system files, skip to step 2. If you cannot already view protected operating system files:
Double-click My Computer, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
Click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings box, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click to clear the Hide File Extensions for Known File Types and Hide Protected Operating System Files check boxes.
In My Computer, double-click drive C, double-click the Program Files folder, double-click the MSN folder, and then double-click the MSNCoreFiles folder.
Right-click the Msn6.ini file, and then click Open to open the file in Notepad. In the [msn6] section of the file there should be a line that starts with AutoUpdate= (some URL). Change this to AutoUpdate=0. On the File menu, click Save, and then quit Notepad.
Restart your computer.
NOTE: To turn the AutoUpdate feature back on, change the AutoUpdate=0 entry to AutoUpdate=1.
First Published: Oct 4 2001 1:44PM
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