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What’s aitstatic.exe (Application Impact Telemetry Static Analyzer)? Is it safe or a virus?

aitstatic.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft itself that runs in Windows.

When researching this executable I found on the Microsoft website "the Microsoft Application Impact Telemetry Agent is installed with Windows and runs as a scheduled task when Windows boots. Application Impact Telemetry Agent is designed to collect various system information and report to Microsoft as part of Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP). CEIP collects information about how our customers use Microsoft programs and about some of the problems they encounter."

Another thing I noticed is that if you go to Windows Settings/Apps/Startup (search "startup" in Windows search to find this) you'll also see the language "impact" here. I think this .exe is probably related to letting users know the impact different startup executables will have with their PC.

Researched by Carl @ SpyShelter Labs

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Who makes aitstatic.exe (Application Impact Telemetry Static Analyzer)?

We’ve found Microsoft Corporation should be the publisher of aitstatic.exe.

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Last updated: February 27, 2024

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