How to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry (CompatTelRunner.exe)?

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Issue: How to disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry (CompatTelRunner.exe)?

While skimming through my Windows, I noticed CompatTelRunner.exe task running in the task manager. Found out that it is a legitimate system file, but it uses an expectedly large amount of CPU resources. I tried ending the task, but it didn‘t work! What is the problem, then?

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Solved Answer


Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry (CompatTelRunner.exe) is an integral part of Windows OS system. Usually, this application can be found in C:\Windows\System32 folder. While it is not a malevolent application, some users find it suspicious why the file uses a respectively large amount of CPU and disk processing resources. Additionally, the file is the component of Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program. Likewise, if not disabled, the file transfers the telemetry data, technical data about your operating system, to Microsoft. The app also restarts with each new Windows log-in session despite the attempts to disable the task completely. Users, who are especially cautious about their privacy in cyber space, are dissatisfied with the application transmitting telemetry information to Microsoft for service improvement purposes. If you happen to be one of them and intend to terminate the application permanently, choose one of the following solutions.

Option 1. Disable Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry in Windows 10

  1.  Press Windows button and type cmd.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator.
  3. Copy and paste the following keys successively and press Enter after each command:
  • sc delete DiagTrack
  • sc delete dmwappushservice
  • echo “” > C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Diagnosis\ETLLogs\AutoLogger\AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl
  • reg add “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection” /v AllowTelemetry /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Option 2. Check your operating system with a security program

There has been a tendency among hackers to disguise their malware under the names of legitimate apps and files. You should not worry about this file since it is legitimate. However, precaution always comes in handy on the Internet so install Reimage. This utility helps to detect various malware ranging from ordinary PUPs to more severe viruses.

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