Process name: MSN Messenger

Application using this process: MSN Messenger


Process name: MSN Messenger

Application using this process: MSN Messenger


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Process name: MSN Messenger

Application using this process: MSN Messenger

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What is msmsgs.exe doing on my computer?

msmsgs.exe is the main process relating to the MSN Messenger Internet chat tool installed by default on most Windows computers. A tray bar is also installed alongside this process for easy access to its features which include Internet chat, file sharing and audio/video conferencing.

This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.

Non-system processes like msmsgs.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is msmsgs.exe harmful?

This process is considered safe. It is unlikely to pose any harm to your system. Scan your system now to identify issues with this process and services that can be safely removed.
msmsgs.exe is a safe process

Can I stop or remove msmsgs.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. msmsgs.exe is used by 'MSN Messenger'.This is an application created by 'Microsoft Corp.'. To stop msmsgs.exe permanently uninstall 'MSN Messenger' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is msmsgs.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is msmsgs.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.

Why do I have multiple instances of msmsgs.exe?

Multiple copies of a process in your task manager may indicate the presence of a virus or Trojan. Make sure you always use an updated antivirus software and perform a full scan to identify any such cases.

msmsgs.exe is known to have 1 other instances:

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