What is compattelrunner.exe?
compattelrunner.exe is part of the Microsoft Windows telemetry system. This system collects usage and performance data to Microsoft so they can understand how people use Windows, then improve it. Many people dislike Microsoft’s latest telemetry features and many of these features can be blocked if you go to Windows Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics. In that settings area there is a “never” option where you can choose to never send Microsoft telemetry data. Please note you can also use our GlassWire firewall software to block this executable from accessing the network at all if you would like to.
Publisher: Microsoft Windows
compattelrunner.exe stands for Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry.
What does compattelrunner.exe do?
Collects telemetry data for Microsoft.
Is compattelrunner.exe safe? 5 easy ways to see if compattelrunner.exe is safe or malware.
- 1. See who signed the compattelrunner.exe (check the publisher)
- 2. Scan compattelrunner.exe with Windows Security.
- 3. Check the network activity of compattelrunner.exe.
- 4. Analyze compattelrunner.exe with VirusTotal.
- 5. Run it in Windows Sandbox.
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Why does compattelrunner.exe access the network?
While investigating compattelrunner.exe with the GlassWire network security monitor on our devices based in Austin, TX USA we found it connects to settingsfd-geo.trafficmanager.net which appears to be a server controlled by Microsoft. It appears it connects to Microsoft’s servers to share diagnostics and feedback about how you use Microsoft Windows. We found if we blocked this executable with GlassWire’s firewall there were no problems with Windows that we could detect.
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