There was another thread, from last year, that went like this: - I have 10 consent.exe in my task manager ( I think one extra comes up everytime i try to run an exe file )
- When I try to end the process (consent.exe) in task manager, It shows up with the message " THE OPERATION COULD NOT BE COMPLETED. ACCESS IS DENIED"
- I cannot run any exe file, nothing happens. ( plus the folders i open to locate and run exe files do not close, they just hang up )
- I cannot turn off or restart my laptop. Nothing happens when I tell it to turn off ( or restart).
I have the same issue, minus the ability to logout, and exe's cause it. Each time I run the exe from the desktop, a new instance of consent.exe pops up in Task Manager. I'd like to run the program because it's a helpful little utility I use, but 7 wants an admin consent response, but doesn't pop up the window. I can't get to the window via cntrl-tab. It never pops up. It's not behind other windows (totally off subject, but isn't it funny that you can't see thru the windows?). The only way to get rid of consent.exe is to logout and log back in.
It's reached "pain-in-the-keester" level, and I'd like to solve it.