Wierd, at least Nene You can get rid of it. This msmsgs.exe program is considered safe and is not virus or spyware related in any way. Any time that you encounter a suspicious process, you should verify the digital signature and the file path, for example using Anti-Spy.Info. The program is not visible.
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? For example MSN Mesenger use this API for remote assistance. did not return for me! You become infected at one time because you were stupid and ran something you shouldnt have. i thought about this
Recommended: Identify msmsgs.exe related errors Viruses with the same file name Is msmsgs.exe a virus? Jeff It must be a spyware of some kind, as many of you guys write it eats process capacity and killing the process doesnt stop the problem. Can easily disable it from loading at startup by removing it from Msconfig.. [Start Run Type MSconfig.
Using the site is easy and fun. maxomaniak This is a pre fetch program for the windows Messenger service. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Swanson Windows Messenger, not MSN Messenger If you want to dissable it (it is safe to do) simply erase it from your disk.
Don't trust it at all, deleted it EnnoxX rvoltaire is right, after unchecking the scan option from Norton AV msmsgs.exe stops running forever. What Is Msmsgs.exe In Windows Xp You also need to go into Windows Live Messenger and go into options and turn off the autoload on Windows Startup and also to run in background. within the Windows XP Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. http://www.file.net/process/msmsgs.exe.html Chris I think it's a backdoor messenger service for system administrators to communicate with networked computers such as in a large office.
Here is the highjack this log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 3:33:00 PM, on 1/23/2010 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512) https://icrontic.com/discussion/87893/nasty-malware-is-taking-over-my-computer Artaud now i know how to turn it off, but how does it allways put itself back on the ?registry if you dont know that way of turning it off It What Is Ctfmon In Startup Most people know that it is NOT a part of MSN so please refrain from adding just another post stating the obvious WTF Some hackers are using msmsgs.exe to attempt to Windows Messenger But I still can see this file in my task manager and whenever I end the task it disappears and come back in a few seconds.
I would like to remove the malware and go back to my XP home because I do not feel like reinstalling all my drivers. Powered with <3 from Vanilla & WordPress. It is safe to disable and does not effect usage of the MSN Messenger. Proccess keeps reloading til you delete whole messenger folder /program files/messenger Brett P Seems this file has a wide list of uses. Igfxtray
I have tried to shut it off using Msconfig and other XP service controllers as well as three programs that let you control services. it gives me and error messege. If i want to start ms messenger, i start it myself. LinkBack LinkBack URL About LinkBacks Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page… Subscribe to this Thread… 08-20-200408:24 PM #1 catwoman Guest netspry taking over my computer when logging onto I.E.
Hank. Uncheck "Run this program when Windows Starts". Msmsgs.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.
Join the community here. Bynikfriend Sep 17, 2006 Hello Friends, I am Nikhil. link for more info WATCHMAN Some ports are not published by Operator ! I used regedit to find all instances of msmsg and found the source, it was located in program files under messenger and wouldn't let me uninstall.
Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. Twice I came back after several hours and it was using over 50% of my cpu trying to do something. cpu showing 3% usage in task manager while processes only take up ~1% 100 % cpu whenever task manager isn't up? Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer.
candy It's an annoyance, i block it from starting up not it's not a virus. msmsgs.exe is a fake messenger that runs in background. Which boggles me, since I just scanned for viruses with NAV. normal download rate 100kb/s - 4mb/s..
Quit speculating. sharon your definition for virus is not clear - my msmsgs.exe is located in c:\Program Files\messenger zeero Check this link: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows_XP/ Rose Is a part of the microsoft messenger (To uninstall Hey yall. Make sure the file is not misspelled as spyware writers use similiar spelling on various known spyware modules!