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 mqtgsvc.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.
The process known as Windows NT MSMQ Trigger Service or Message Queuing Trigger Service belongs to software Microsoft Message Queue or Message Queuing Triggers or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The original mqtgsvc.exe from Microsoft is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file mqtgsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 117,248 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 125,952 bytes or 126,464 bytes.
The program has no visible window. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. It is a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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Is mqtgsvc.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true mqtgsvc.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Windows NT MSMQ Trigger Service".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are for example Trojan.Generic.1287605 (detected by BitDefender), and TROJ_COSMU.A or TROJ_GEN.R47C2L2 (detected by TrendMicro).
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How to recognize suspicious variants?
If mqtgsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 93,184 bytes, 61,440 bytes or 93,696 bytes. The application has no file description. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: win.ini). Mqtgsvc.exe is not a Windows system file.
If mqtgsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 86,016 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 93,184 bytes, 348,672 bytes or 81,920 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: win.ini).
If mqtgsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 93,696 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 99,840 bytes or 344,064 bytes.
If mqtgsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 96,256 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 61,440 bytes.
If mqtgsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 84% dangerous. The file size is 159,744 bytes.
Important: Some malware disguises itself as mqtgsvc.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mqtgsvc.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mqtgsvc. 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 mqtgsvc.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.