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What is mis.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 mis.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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Mis.exe file information

The process known as Money Information Server COM Server belongs to software Microsoft Money (version 2002, 2003) or Microsoft MSN Money Deluxe by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Mis.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mis.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 184,364 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 180,280 bytes or 155,648 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/mis.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
You could completely remove Microsoft Money 2004 or Microsoft Money 2002 (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).

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If mis.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 167,936 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The mis.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Mis.exe is not a Windows core file.

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

MS Money background connections
   
Seems to remain open after you open and close MS Money.
  James  
part of Microsoft money
  lyghthouse  
I don't use Money Express, so don't expect anything to be running when I quit Money, but found this sitting there using 120MB of RAM! Also using 4-30% of one processor.
  Jodawi  
have money installed; it does tend to stay open after money is closed
  S  
Management Information System
   
Foud this sucking 97% of my CPU. You can turn this off in Money by going to Tools Internet Updates Customize Updates and unchecking all boxes then clicing Done. Mis.exe should shut itself off after that. If not it may be one of the virus's mentioned
  Chris  

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Summary: Average user rating of mis.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 5 users think mis.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving mis issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mis. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 mis.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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