What is Amsg.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Amsg.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Amsg.exe file information

The process known as Message Center belongs to software Message Center by LENOVO (

Description: Amsg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Amsg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 419,376 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 475,136 bytes or 439,856 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. Amsg.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Amsg.exe is a Verisign signed file. The Amsg.exe file is digitally signed. Amsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Amsg.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Amsg.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Process for IBM ThinkVantage
  Anders Olesen  
Part of the IBM Lenovo ThinkVantage software that sends you messages about new product alerts, hints and tips, product upgrades, and new announcements.
  Jake   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of Amsg.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Amsg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving Amsg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Amsg. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Amsg.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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