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

what is mswinext.exe?
Purpose of mswinext.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: 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


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

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

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