What is MessengerSkinner.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 MessengerSkinner.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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MessengerSkinner.exe file information

The process known as MessengerSkinner appears to belong to software MessengerSkinner by unknown.

Description: MessengerSkinner.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The MessengerSkinner.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 356,352 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 352,256 bytes or 413,184 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). The MessengerSkinner.exe file is not a Windows system file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. MessengerSkinner.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 78% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMessengerSkinner.

Recommended: Identify MessengerSkinner.exe related errors

Important: Some malware also uses the file name MessengerSkinner.exe, for example MessengerSkinner (detected by Symantec), and not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.BHO.awk (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the MessengerSkinner.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

Messenger Skinner ist der Trojan.Skintrim. 100% gefährlich.
  Paul   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of MessengerSkinner.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks MessengerSkinner.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MessengerSkinner issues

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