How to Remove “msmsgs.exe”

What is msmsgs.exe?


msmsgs.exe is a legitimate file component that facilitated online chat and instant messaging capabilities for the now-defunct Windows Messenger. It is typically located in c:\programfiles\messenger.
Malware programmers draft malicious scripts and named it after msmsgs.exe to spread viruses on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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

 
If your PC is infected with msmsgs.exe, it will cause your PC to slow down or it will involuntarily redirect you to unknown websites. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible  msmsgs.exe malware:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path c:\programfiles\messenger, then you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.
 
How to remove the msmsgs.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download our award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the msmsgs.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2010 at 10:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6216c45afc7fd23e
fa8dfe0c4c759ef5
379b4824
92df58216944e8bd
f26e90705beba9a5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 4.7.3000 Version
4.7.3000
Romania N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8a387c0c0d43ed6e
a1707aa5b62ec0b9
bac3646b
b0d8f207f9a25af4
2580884c06844214
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 4.7.3000 Version
4.7.3000
Armenia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 16575e924900994f
d38553aa8fd6927d
dc8d11fe
3cce8533719d075b
593fddc44e372579
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b0795fde3dd2fd64
3b2290b0d28394ef
c2837e94
360ae82bf0cf1693
de25733527ebdb7e
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 4.7.3000 Version
4.7.3000
Ukraine N/A
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  • 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 9:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c98ca3ef4388c4a4
ea3ae1c4965c45b1
3f96d8f2
f9bf77871adea4cb
4148c5c0a58baeca
No 3.0.0286 Version
3.0
10.0.17.149/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable de2cb1e909d1bbd2
6db1145faec21322
f4a987fe
c6bd67d9380a9ee1
ef0abfef86cb4259
No 4.6.0078 Version
4.6
10.108.55.52/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 19ff43e24fde79d9
a364fdc5ea850960
b1e23e8b
598632338c1da6c4
fc1489836ee77dcf
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
Japan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 535e139d68614083
36d7ae6b30ee6ff4
f3ac83d5
9d5771794891c02f
f0134acb7f89b9ea
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
Czech Republic
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 

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