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: mwsvm.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
This is a browser hijacker, which can take over your web browser and take over your search engine, forcing your browsing or searching to go a specific search engine instead of your choice. This can also be classified as spyware or adware, depending on who you ask :)
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What is the mwsvm.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
You should do a system search for this search hijacker, as the location is not currently listed.
Is mwsvm.exe spyware?
Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.
Is this software task considered adware or malware?
Yes. This is advertising related, so it is considered adware and may be causing popup windows on your computer.
Is mwsvm.exe considered a virus or trojan?
No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.
Would you recommend that I remove mwsvm.exe?
Yes, I would remove mwsvm.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.