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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
This is a program that tries to imitate msinfo32.exe, msinfo.exe is known as spyware. This is also hidden in your win.ini file so it starts when you reboot your pc. Make sure you do not remove msinfo32.exe, always check the location and the startup of your computer. Visit msinfo.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 msinfo.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
Msinfo.exe can be found at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\msinfo (Note that this location can change as this is spyware).


  • Is msinfo.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

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

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

  • Would you recommend that I remove msinfo.exe?
        Yes, I would remove msinfo.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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