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What is ImScInst.exe?

ImScInst.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ImScInst.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ImScInst.exe file information

The ImScInst.exe process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: ImScInst.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ImScInst.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 59,392 bytes (86% of all occurrences), 77,824 bytes and 5 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/imscinst.exe.html 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The ImScInst.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 18% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify ImScInst.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "MSPY2002" is not required to run at start up. Part of Microsoft's Input Message Editor (IME) for translating Japanese/Chinese text in IE, Outlook and Word

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ImScInst.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ImScInst.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

imscinst.exe(mspy2002) is a process belonging to Microsoft's Input Message Editor (IME) for translating Japanese/Chinese text within Internet Exporer. This program is a non-essential process, and is installed for ease of use.
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Summary: Average user rating of ImScInst.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks ImScInst.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think ImScInst.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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