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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
Usnsvc.exe is a program file which may have been installed on your computer by yourself. The exact disk location is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. The main purpose of this is to work with MSN messenger, and if you have recently installed MSN messenger or upgraded it, the usnsvc.exe program may not appear in your tasklist. This will not be in your startup list but will be in your tasklist as a running process. This goes by the name MSN messenger sharing USN journal reader service. This is not considered to be spyware or adware related. Windows Live Messenger will not run without this file. Visit usnsvc.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 usnsvc.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This will be located at C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe


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

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

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