What is msmsgs.exe?

msmsgs.exe is part of Messenger and developed by Microsoft Corporation according to the msmsgs.exe version information.

msmsgs.exe's description is "Messenger"

msmsgs.exe is usually located in the 'C:\Program Files\Messenger\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about msmsgs.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on msmsgs.exe:

Product nameMessenger
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMessenger
Internal namemsmsgs
Original filenamemsmsgs.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) Microsoft Corporation 1997-2001
Legal trademarkMicrosoft(R) is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Product versionVersion 4.7
File version4.7.0041

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMessenger
Company nameMicrosoft Corporation
File descriptionMessenger
Internal namemsmsgs
Original filenamemsmsgs.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright (c) Microsoft Corporation ..
Legal trademarkMicrosoft(R) is a registered tradema..
Product versionVersion 4.7
File version4.7.0041

Digital signatures [?]

The verification of msmsgs.exe's digital signature failed.

Signer nameMicrosoft Windows XP Publisher
Certificate issuer nameMicrosoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
Certificate serial number610e3b71000000000027

VirusTotal report

None of the 42 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the msmsgs.exe file.

None of the 42 anti-virus programs detected the msmsgs.exe file.

Folder name variants

msmsgs.exe may also be located in other folders than C:\Program Files\Messenger\. The most common variants are listed below:

Other files also named msmsgs.exe

msmsgs.exe (113 votes)

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to msmsgs.exe:

msmsgs.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

msmsgs.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Messenger has stopped working.

End Program - msmsgs.exe. This program is not responding.

msmsgs.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

msmsgs.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with msmsgs.exe. 21% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 68 users.

User vote results: There were 14 votes to remove and 54 votes to keep

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