msiexec.exe - Is msiexec.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is msiexec.exe?
Purpose of msiexec.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: msiexec.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
msiexec.exe is a program which was most likely never installed by you but may have appeared on your computer without you even knowing it. The actual folder location for this msiexec.exe program is shown to you below. It is alwasy recommended to check the folder location as spyware and virus writers often try to use similiar names and just place the executable files elsewhere hoping to fool you. This file goes by the name Windows Installer, and its part of the MIcrosoft Windows system used for installing different software on your computer. It will appear and disappear in your tasklist at times and thats normal. This msiexec.exe windows task is considered safe and is not virus, malware, or spyware related. Visit msiexec.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the msiexec.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This msiexec.exe task will be found on your windows computer at C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe


  • Is msiexec.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is msiexec.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove msiexec.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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