"AitAgent" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of the Windows system.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\AitAgent" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: AitAgent
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience
Description: Aggregates and uploads Application Telemetry information if 
   opted-in to the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.
Actions: aitagent
Triggers: At 2:30 AM every day
Conditions: Start the task only if the computer is idle for 3 minutes
History:
   ...
   Information 9:25:17 Task completed
   Information 9:25:17 Action completed
   Information 9:25:17 Action Started
   Information 9:25:17 Task Started
   ...

Program file information about "aitagent.exe":

File name: aitagent.exe
File path: C:\windows\System32\aitagent.exe
File size: 122880 bytes
Last modified time: 11/20/2010 10:24:08 PM
File description: Application Impact Telemetry Agent
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"aitagent.exe" is scheduled to run every day to upload usage data to Microsoft.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\MpIdleTask" as a scheduled task, unless you want Microsoft to collect your usage data.

 

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