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What is msdt.exe?

Msdt.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 msdt.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.

Msdt.exe file information

The process known as Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: The original msdt.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. msdt.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 983,040 bytes (80% of all occurrences) or 955,904 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/msdt.exe.html 
The file is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. The msdt.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Msdt.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify msdt.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as msdt.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msdt.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

It appears as an update from an unknown publisher, doesn't Microsoft know its own software?
  phil stilliard  

Summary: Average user rating of msdt.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments.
2 users think msdt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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