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: msiexec.exe
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.
Purpose of this file:
msiexec.exe is a program which was most likely never installed by you but may have appeared on your computer without you even knowing it. The actual folder location for this msiexec.exe program is shown to you below. It is alwasy recommended to check the folder location as spyware and virus writers often try to use similiar names and just place the executable files elsewhere hoping to fool you. This file goes by the name Windows Installer, and its part of the MIcrosoft Windows system used for installing different software on your computer. It will appear and disappear in your tasklist at times and thats normal. This msiexec.exe windows task is considered safe and is not virus, malware, or spyware related.
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What is the msiexec.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This msiexec.exe task will be found on your windows computer at C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe