What is FilMsg.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 FilMsg.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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FilMsg.exe file information

The process known as Filseclab Messenger belongs to software Filseclab Messenger or by Filseclab (

Description: FilMsg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FilMsg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 319,488 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 315,652 bytes or 326,192 bytes. 
It is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. FilMsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with FilMsg.exe, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify FilMsg.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FilMsg.exe. Therefore, you should check the FilMsg.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

Part of Filseclab firewall. Not neccecary for firewall to run, so you can safely stop this process

Summary: Average user rating of FilMsg.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving FilMsg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FilMsg. 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 FilMsg.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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