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

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. mswinext.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
mswinext.exe is a software program which you may have installed yourself, but its possible it also arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. Note that the actual disk location is listed below for you. This allows you to validate your file as some spyware and virus writers actually use similiar names and stored them in other folders hoping you don't realize this files are fake. Always validate the location if you have concerns. This mswinext.exe file is part of the MSN toolbar and its normally found on Windows 7 and later (Windows 8, etc). This file is not required and you can remove it if you wish. This file is safe and is not considered to be virus, spyware, or adware related software. Visit mswinext.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 mswinext.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This software program is found in the following location : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1423.0\mswinext.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, mswinext.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. mswinext.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is mswinext.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

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    mswinext.exe is a software program which you may have installed yourself, but its possible it also arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. Note that the actual disk location is listed below for you. This allows you to validate your file as some spyware and virus writers actually use similiar names and stored them in other folders hoping you don't realize this files are fake. Always validate the location if you have concerns. This mswinext.exe file is part of the MSN toolbar and its normally found on Windows 7 and later (Windows 8, etc). This file is not required and you can remove it if you wish. This file is safe and is not considered to be virus, spyware, or adware related software. This software program is found in the following location : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1423.0\mswinext.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.