How to Remove “MSNMSGR.EXE”

What is msnmsgr.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, msnmsgr.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Windows Live Messenger. It is an important software component of Windows Live Messenger and is located in C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger by default. msnmsgr.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after msnmsgr.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with msnmsgr.exe malware?

If your system is affected by msnmsgr.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • msnmsgr.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove msnmsgr.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove msnmsgr.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2011 at 2:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable fb2fa15b5b9905e9
eafc56bafa9a1728
6b4058b6
3524b9ebee4b5e21
4cd174fd5992ddf2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.8050.
1202
14.0.8050.
1202
Mexico N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f08ec3b8eb356300
2906054bf6b47b53
5c635382
4944cbe040e72257
733af6ff6efcf32d
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 08dd01f4b3a0354b
22c6d55a7b00781f
442d0eec
7de93d955d3dbcc0
3a160c6acddc3b00
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 8.5.1302.1
018
8.5.1302 China N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ccc7106c707513ed
f9f7a7df95d8ad7c
2a54089a
519583fe9a4e5304
3e5d70343f5f86bf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 November 2008 at 10:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a243d7c7b4b8193a
acc535a9564c8ce5
594af9c9
24b1666fd14cc71c
7b0679ac61625b90
Yes 15.4.3555.
0308
15.4.3555.
0308
Portugal
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ef33ba1a2f96678a
612d806eb98824a8
1403d014
aedea1a34af42824
e474a1733ee2ce76
Yes 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
India
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 767345f218c344c0
192f5a63e20460fe
50fd7cae
51965b010bdfe8d0
77ccf55632bdc107
Yes 15.4.3538.
0513
15.4.3538.
0513
177.120.127.30/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f7dd627a73ab2a7f
aee42b8f22232b98
87b4d286
40b0dd302dbc0cb2
7f84569ff4a2068f
No 6.1.0207 Version
6.1
Internal Submission
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