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What is msmsgs.exe? Windows Messenger (Old Version)?

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Messenger
Vendor Website:      http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=a8d9eb73-5f8c-4b9a-940f-9157a3b3d774
Last Seen by PC Matic:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Matic has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
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Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: MSMSGS.EXE provides instant messaging (IM) capabilities through MSN. If you are not using this feature you should disable it to save system resources and improve performance. To temporarily disable until the next reboot, right-click the MSN Messenger icon and select Exit. To permanently disable, double-click the icon to open the application, then select Tools | Options from the menu. Under the Preferences tab, clear the check box next to "Always run this program so that I can receive alerts and messages when I am online." You can always start MSN Messenger from the Start Menu if you need it.

This is the old Windows Messenger that comes with XP by default. If you use MSN Live, MSN Messnger, etc, you don't need load this.

msmsgs.exe uses excessive system and memory resources with no corresponding benefit. Applications such as these should be disabled to improve overall system performance.


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msmsgs.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 2.32%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 2 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
msmsgs.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x3e930c641079443d4de036167a69caa2 4/20/2019 5:15:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
2 Status 0x15098f701fe6a63252949f7cfb76d895 10/24/2018 11:30:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
3 Status 0x74e6e96c6f0e2eca4edbb7f7a468f259 2/25/2018 4:19:00 PM Unknown 4.7.3001 Windows Messenger 1654 KB
4 Status 0x375f10376a46c13b7ef810d1a4f7ae54 3/8/2017 11:14:00 PM Unknown 3.6.0026 Windows Messenger 768 KB
5 Status 0x598632338c1da6c4fc1489836ee77dcf 12/30/2016 1:58:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
6 Status 0xe13ea4860e8f2aa845b53bfd2b6fec5b 12/26/2016 11:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
7 Status 0xe2aa953ed6a296b6bf399a783b32ccde 4/6/2016 5:58:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
8 Status 0xeff5e5cca31672bd00af87d170590afb 2/26/2016 1:39:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
9 Status 0xb53343fe60a33ee765c2476d50d27b26 1/24/2016 9:27:00 PM Unknown 4.7.3000 Windows Messenger 1628 KB
10 Status 0xcfefdc4f940bbdeaaee76c17647becb8 11/21/2015 4:59:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
11 Status 0x8c36cd5baed5ce58baec5d73e30508e4 7/28/2015 6:10:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
12 Status 0x660fb2e7c504106ae944562be15f1506 4/15/2015 12:47:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
13 Status 0x7e3aaeffdf0cf2e17b35a02f5194b82c 4/4/2015 5:32:00 AM Unknown 4.7.3001 Windows Messenger 1655 KB
14 Status 0x10a98fa310d1b6664f999378efd031ba 2/28/2015 1:08:00 AM Unknown 4.0.0155 Windows Messenger 1052 KB
15 Status 0x2489fa43377d182fbd3e3f235a28f8d3 2/24/2015 2:18:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
16 Status 0x4e7d8bf30dcc0bda2a250769169c878d 1/12/2015 6:12:00 PM Unknown 4.7.3000 Windows Messenger 1628 KB
17 Status 0x1e455b08870d4ac3bb6ab5968603e8af 12/20/2014 8:13:00 PM Unknown 4.7.0041 Windows Messenger 1476 KB
18 Status 0xcdd5bbd7be1a79871ac3d339bbcc41c1 10/21/2014 8:53:00 PM Unknown 5.1.0706 Windows Messenger 1622 KB
19 Status 0x4c2f0cbcb62f7c601c350e9b3228eb22 10/14/2014 10:41:00 PM Unknown 4.7.3001 Windows Messenger 1642 KB
20 Status 0x5e2204e97ab7f1204a8e2d7c8673e491 9/16/2014 6:07:00 PM Unknown 4.7.3000 Windows Messenger 1628 KB
21 Status 0x95288d5d4eba24bacb50b9a122bded82 8/12/2014 6:56:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
22 Status 0x2523871791fae70b04b3bcab6b90f5df 7/16/2014 2:13:00 PM Unknown 4.7.3001 Windows Messenger 1655 KB
23 Status 0xed018a91d764428b2f243f57725da22a 12/2/2013 12:13:00 PM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1655 KB
24 Status 0xbe08ba10e3413057cb8baf2250e9370d 2/28/2013 7:44:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1764 KB
25 Status 0x323a4e6c22cb16c14273291c76d6ce15 8/24/2012 1:33:00 AM Unknown Unknown Windows Messenger (Old Version) 1072 KB

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0x83e356a27d12d5d73e665e1738da5a96 1/22/2012 5:10:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 526 KB
2 Status 0xb4bd825c5360e54ca18145f830d9b3b8 4/10/2011 5:29:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 71 KB
3 Status 0x2bc985389f995ff5c2b530db152b609c 9/29/2010 2:36:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 526 KB
4 Status 0xe07973d788dedb06a0f8606c4f0198eb 4/25/2010 9:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 210 KB
5 Status 0x7e185441d132bd822d8abd5fdcaea431 4/3/2010 2:48:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 436 KB
6 Status 0xf5fd8bb983982f9d4ffbf61d62d92f81 3/26/2010 12:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 266 KB
7 Status 0x2dc94c6b46ced0d7e05367f9a4ad07a0 3/26/2010 12:33:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 3262 KB
8 Status 0xf1a6532da809c5577a105ace095f7a08 2/17/2010 10:45:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 270 KB
9 Status 0x007b1c62851b2cd7d05537ff476f5a3d 2/8/2010 11:38:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 264 KB
10 Status 0x1e6757c68fe26f96488393c266b9cafd 1/31/2010 9:02:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 466 KB
11 Status 0x2416d8b9b6090483cc3232ce6c7fb44e 1/18/2010 10:25:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 88 KB
12 Status 0x781629d5befdb9efd4dc7eaad98160a6 1/16/2010 4:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 266 KB
13 Status 0xd19c164ab2cb7cb0944b7feffd97d383 1/14/2010 9:50:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 210 KB
14 Status 0x82f61bf115a447fe821f2c981feed0ac 1/11/2010 7:57:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 526 KB
15 Status 0x2e2c14976202719c397c4c272e19e94c 1/4/2010 5:52:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 21 KB
16 Status 0x7970b6d3ec370860834d67514770c243 12/29/2009 7:48:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 217 KB
17 Status 0xfa802380e72341fc5137f4d512d3ffe5 12/15/2009 12:09:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 210 KB
18 Status 0xbda129ef5e8052588e50e2c1deff5044 10/28/2009 6:07:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 286 KB
19 Status 0xb8e44046c4af6137beabe1edbd41362a 9/14/2009 7:04:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 210 KB
20 Status 0xb547a8012c5fc5c693dbe19da5e02a22 8/31/2009 11:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 336 KB
21 Status 0x3b5cf70876ef2e58a30dfa85c16b49bd 8/18/2009 4:28:00 PM Unknown 3, 2, 2, 0 Possible Virus ** Read ** 210 KB
22 Status 0xfc8bb22efb995e1b68825c00894638a6 7/27/2009 10:27:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 1655 KB
23 Status 0xea23d4c1f9e76a2246b233540737fcac 7/12/2009 12:58:00 PM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 47 KB
24 Status 0xaff577ec6226def7ebb69072caa87dd0 7/6/2009 2:48:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 1655 KB
25 Status 0xa7514a29de847ffe16dbcc05fccdb2ec 7/2/2009 1:39:00 AM Unknown Unknown Possible Virus ** Read ** 283 KB


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