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: 26 September 2008 at 1:20 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable fd2c0e077edccc8f
97d00e1a2ad2f321
9580889a
554934ee2a2017e0
f00cd5221917b8e2
Application.
Win32.Server
FTP.Serv-U.5
0011
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ccc7106c707513ed
f9f7a7df95d8ad7c
2a54089a
519583fe9a4e5304
3e5d70343f5f86bf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Brazil N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4561c1e478cac39e
c5fe6acc08cca2cd
c1f3b86c
3604cf266999f442
65dde1501772cb5f
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 15.4.3538.
0513
15.4.3538.
0513
Brazil N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5e07debc41d51857
f8fbf51695411cf3
9abef301
39c38a99b60f4168
1d27c6fb905608c2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 8.1.0178.0
0
8.1.0178.0
0
Peru 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 799e97bf14d60abb
9f9190b138949fb6
71dd8e96
cf4e29afb38356f4
aeb98e62cb563b62
Yes 15.4.3502.
0922
15.4.3502.
0922
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f46c2983a2bb1298
554237795bcc0eb0
8c6f95b0
c54c847b98b88578
61a4b702b80db2ca
Yes 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Chile
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 84156ef48be50642
757624c1fb03f0dc
3476e8f9
6f0dab13529bcb7c
0f8a3082a8b1cde9
Yes 15.4.3508.
1109
15.4.3508.
1109
Brazil
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f656920a715b0fb3
990c71c7c9993277
edd4fa6f
d39da5b7139b4b51
47b3c6a94978b5aa
Yes 14.0.8089.
0726
14.0.8089.
0726
Australia
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