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: 06 May 2011 at 12:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ccc7106c707513ed
f9f7a7df95d8ad7c
2a54089a
519583fe9a4e5304
3e5d70343f5f86bf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable 6ff2547ca3f8a1a7
bd822c71477ffb73
66508ed0
417327ce62466929
8d45e077c2028bab
Packed.Win32
..Black.~A
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
3 msnmsgr Executable 5bb10a94d28a81cc
6534ef59abad92e2
cb7e714e
c4aaa347a474c8bf
6af5aa002ae78b98
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 3.02.0002 3.02.0002 Internal Submission N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4561c1e478cac39e
c5fe6acc08cca2cd
c1f3b86c
3604cf266999f442
65dde1501772cb5f
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 15.4.3538.
0513
15.4.3538.
0513
Brazil N/A
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25

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 4af2234b569e3909
91d468829aed0007
106f330b
3a8e5a6763024d6a
15a85069ba82f2d1
Yes 15.4.3538.
0513
15.4.3538.
0513
Brazil
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4af2234b569e3909
91d468829aed0007
106f330b
3a8e5a6763024d6a
15a85069ba82f2d1
Yes 15.4.3538.
0513
15.4.3538.
0513
Finland
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4af2234b569e3909
91d468829aed0007
106f330b
3a8e5a6763024d6a
15a85069ba82f2d1
Yes 15.4.3538.
0513
15.4.3538.
0513
Hungary
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 03b291ac987cfd63
d78c49e3861c0316
a64e7d98
60f96428b2b5007b
80ae1d88c4f5c454
No 7.5.0324 7.5.0324 Czech Republic
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