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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
MsnMsgr.Exe is a file that could have been installed by you or simply arrived on your computer when you purchased it. The proper disk location for this file is listed below. This program is the core component and part of the MSN messenger program that comes on all Windows systems. This msnmsgr.exe file is the Microsoft Messenger (an instant messenging program similiar to AIM Instant Messenger which includes chat, webcam chat, sound capabilities and more, all similiar features to those offered by AIM instant messenger). Unless you have disabled Microsoft instant messenger, you will see this in your task list. If you want to turn this off or if you use AIM instead, simply remove the entry from your startup list. Visit msnmsgr.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 msnmsgr.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The location of this file will be at C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe


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

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

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