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: 10 October 2011 at 1:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e65904dff7b89318
8e03207ce5d5a212
045504e3
f94be963bc496e17
08c0af38b5d846ea
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
37.248.154.98/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b90d590dfb9c227b
3f3987e23e6a4eb7
c992a10f
83c8f99104286393
c483cd67e640e7a6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
Turkey N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b651aff42e0064e3
9db9e7c88bdc9277
e53bcfcf
9897f3a71ec3733d
784ab33891603317
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
197.34.10.238/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cadd6406bb8b3da9
611bb820257e62b5
06a806ea
094a907e581d5a02
5ef1a160fb630c10
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
Taiwan N/A
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  • 4 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 November 2008 at 10:46 pm
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 767e03adaa1953a7
267e29608680c4eb
1b797085
375f10376a46c13b
7ef810d1a4f7ae54
No 3.6.0026 Version
3.6
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 26080d4874571ceb
d291464c16ac236a
706421b2
ffdcc73f3b69d747
10ba964ccf0db380
No 4.6.0082 Version
4.6
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 98479ec0a7f4b351
83beed0fdbc03399
b43eef53
791215d681f17d6a
96748208dcecb22a
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
United States
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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