msmsgs.exe - msmsgs process information

Process name: MSN Messenger

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Windows errors related to msmsgs.exe?

msmsgs.exe is the main process relating to the MSN Messenger Internet chat tool installed by default on most Windows computers. A tray bar is also installed alongside this process for easy access to its features which include Internet chat, file sharing and audio/video conferencing. This is a non-essential process. Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference. We strongly recommend that you run a FREE registry scan to identify msmsgs.exe related errors.

Other instances of MSMSGS.EXE:

1) msmsgs.exe could also be a process which belongs to the W32.Alcarys.B@mm virus. If found on your system make sure that you have downloaded the latest update for your antivirus application. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Click here to run a free registry scan now.

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Warning: Multiple instances of MSMSGS may be running on your pc at one time. Some of these may or may not be the legitimate versions.
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