Login now. See also: Link Robert Ketron not all what looks harmless IS harmless since many trojan/virus/backdoors use standard file names, but they usualy resides in other directorys. More information about this program can be found in Reimage review. It also does not have an "uninstall" feature.
Whoever has Norton, scroll up to rvoltaire's sage advice, it works like a charm. I am using ME. Checked msconfig and msmsgs.exe was there and it's directory was listed as C:\Documents and Settings\*USER*\Start Menu\Programs. kampfar Norton uses Messenger to tell you its at risk Daz If you disable the MSN/Windows Messenger protection in NAV, it stops the process from ALWAYS running. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/msmsgs.exe.html
though it doesnt seem to work without it. Boris Worm downloader!, i just updated windows messenger from official website and a worm was found after installation, deleted, and then a different one appeared, you can delete the worm, but fonk it comes back no matter what the hell i do!
- HijackThis Category O4 Entry Note %System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder.
- If I disable NAV's Messenger Protection, the process stops and is removed automatically from the Task Manager.
- but msmsgs.exe is working..
- I know hackers and popup creaters use this as a backdoor to get around blockers.
- the virus stops me from opening msconfig, regedit, services.msc and other folders.
- I've checked Services under Admin Tools and Messenger is Stopped and Disabled..
- It could be hijacked...but usually is just harmless and a waste of ram if you have MSN 6.2 from. 6.2 is more secure than the default windows programmy.
- Zayouna msmsgs.exe is the windows messenger program, but the name is also used to maliciously infect your computer with the ZLOB trojan, or a similar variant.
- and all without MSN Messenger being open.
Robert Johnson the only way I found is delete the file. Out of all this I read...he had the correct answer. Listen Seems to be dangerous as from a security standpoint, im unable to remove it even though its suppose to be not a necessary application. I've tried everything to get rid of it, renaming files, anti virus scan, removal from registry but it just keeps coming back, entire local network is infected Arslan Mark's suggestion works,
MSN mesenger and other MS office programs actually use this API. Like ProArt said, it's the Messenger service that XP uses to alert Microsoft of updates and such, different from the MSN Messenger. This just started recently, so it might be a virus, but PCcillin doesn't say anything about. http://www.file.net/process/msmsgs.exe.html Because It is API.
charter used for windows messanger youre all a bunch of douches, i just want to know how to get rid of that virus sent to me over msn messanger which i read press mentions» Alternate Software Alternate Software • Plumbytes Download | review | tutorial • Malwarebytes Anti Malware Download | review • Hitman Pro Download | review • Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus So if you want to check you better check WHERE those files are. If msmsgs.exe is in your Windows/system32 folder (for xp) then yes you probably have a virus - check this out for yourselves at Symantec (Noton) - It is also NOT the
Definately something abnormal, probably dangerous as it was trying to send my clipboard contents somewhere. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/msmsgs.exe-18911.html There are many malwares that hide as this program (is a fake program) It is supposedly necessary to run certain programs, including the messenger itself. it's probably not related to the windows messenger, but given the same name. I believe that it is that little tiny shield on the bottom of the computer that uses that program for updates.
I believe that it is that little tiny shield on the bottom of the computer that uses that program for updates. Even I had removed it through "Add / Remove Programs", but in vein. Actually in the task-bar at right hand side it does not show icon but the service can been seen in windows task manager under processes head. Detlamnis I just read most of the post here and tried some of the tips.
it disguises itself as msn messenger but isn't!!!! :( Jamie Windows Messenger, which comes with Windows XP. normal download rate 100kb/s - 4mb/s.. Acrap HINT: Windows Messenger (msmsgs.exe) may be needed for Remote Desktop Help (RDP) to successfully work. Presence of file msmsgs.exe in your system means that your computer is infected with Smitfraud.
MSMSGS.EXE is an OLD version of MSN Messenger. Anand Found the messenger login screen different - logs sign in passwords to c:\folders.fpd. maxomaniak This is a pre fetch program for the windows Messenger service.
NOT MSN MESSENGER..
could be the simplest way to get rid of it whenheco There are three similar services that get mixed up: 1. But it's usually harmless (it only steals your passwords). So it can give false positives in some Anti-virus software. If you delete it, be prepared for system instability and the failure of certain programs to work.
After saving these settings MSN messenger removed the entry "c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe /background" from my registry. WillbeOuttolunch My active window kept going inactive every couple minutes (very annoying).I could see it was related to msmsgs.exe from task manager.Turning off the messenger protection in Norton seems to have Available via Start -> Programs. However, that other link from ProArt is wrong - that refers to disabling the Messenger Service.
Doesn't get lauched anymore, By the way, not being in C:\Windows\Sys32 does not mean that it is other than Bill's crap software. See also: Link Solution It is Windows Messenger (not Live!) and in my case it was used by Norton AntiVirus 2004.
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