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 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 f5145f585a47fae2
dbf61529b6bbbb73
02cce940
619eec8a3d18ccaa
d2d462ca5763ebdc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.K
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
Poland N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b9b1a3daa89b5fab
107b3d32a3d385f5
4c77c99b
d3ec36c665673b21
d7134b2d024b9f16
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
Palestinian Territory, Occupied N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6216c45afc7fd23e
fa8dfe0c4c759ef5
379b4824
92df58216944e8bd
f26e90705beba9a5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 4.7.3000 Version
4.7.3000
Romania N/A
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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 8330ad447fed7851
168b7a58d0d9fe7f
0c80c96b
aa03539a3426b12a
8e61efceb0c8f32c
No 4.7.3001 Version
4.7.3001
31.9.227.51/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 44dee1c1a7e555f2
fb9c3dcec3072044
a0077dbd
0063178d2eab799a
a832ba652012fbae
No 4.6.0084 Version
4.6
United States
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