"Proxy" Scheduled Task on Windows 7


What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy" on my Windows 7 computer?

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"\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of the Windows system.

You will see "\Microsoft\Windows\Autochk\Proxy" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: Proxy
Location: \Microsoft\Windows\Autochk
Description: This task collects and uploads autochk SQM data if opted-in to 
   the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program.
Actions: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe acproxy.dll,PerformAutochkOperations
Triggers: At system startup
Conditions: Start the task only if the computer is idle for 10 minutes
   Information 11:06:19 Task completed
   Information 11:06:19 Action completed
   Information 11:06:04 Action Started
   Information 11:06:04 Task Started

Program file information about "acproxy.dll":

File name: acproxy.dll
File path: C:\windows\System32\acproxy.dll
File size: 11264 bytes
Last modified time: 7/13/2009 9:40:00 PM
File description: Autochk Proxy DLL
File version: 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"acproxy.dll" is scheduled to run at system startup time to upload usage data to Microsoft.

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


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