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What is ipmsg.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 ipmsg.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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Ipmsg.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ipmsg
Ipmsg.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IPMsg English or IPMsg belongs to software IP Messenger for Win or IPMsg English or IP Messenger for Win32 by H.Shirouzu.

Description: Ipmsg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ipmsg.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 573,440 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ipmsg.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The ipmsg.exe file is not a Windows core file. Ipmsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with ipmsg.exe, you may want to remove the entire program IP Messenger for Win or IP Messenger for Win32 using Windows Control Panel.

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If ipmsg.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 159,744 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Ipmsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ipmsg.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ipmsg.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.

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User Comments

LAN chat client
  Avdhut   (further information)
Lan Chat Application
  Saikat  
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itz used for file sharing and internal communication
  jjjj  

Summary: Average user rating of ipmsg.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think ipmsg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving ipmsg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ipmsg. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ipmsg.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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