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What is msfeedssync.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 msfeedssync.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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Msfeedssync.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with msfeedssync
Msfeedssync.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft Feeds Synchronization belongs to software Windows Internet Explorer or Microsoft Feeds Synchronization by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Msfeedssync.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The msfeedssync.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 13,312 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 12,288 bytes, 10,752 bytes, 12,800 bytes or 40,960 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/msfeedssync.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The msfeedssync.exe file is not a Windows system file. The msfeedssync.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify msfeedssync.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msfeedssync.exe. Therefore, you should check the msfeedssync.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

My computer crashed and I fitted the HD to a net one. Thereafter I get the Microsoft Feed SYnchronization error repeatedly.
   
Only that it is a nuisance interrupting my sessions.
  E J CORNWELL  
its used for windows activation - ie new license keys. Hard to bypass when you cant log on or dont have the original key
  D.Samuels  
Microsoft Feeds Synchronization task found on PCs with Internet Explorer 7 and which automatic RSS Feeds synchronization turned ON. This task starts up at the intervals specified in Internet Explorer 7 and checks for updates to your RSS feeds. Once it has updated your RSS feeds, it terminates.
  Elena   (further information)
msfeedssync.exe is a Microsoft Feeds Synchronization from Microsoft Corporation belonging to Windows® Internet Explorer. MSFeedSync.exe is Microsoft Feeds Synchronization task executable used by the Windows Internet Explorer 7 and 8 web browser to periodically update in-browser RSS feeds which have automatic RSS Feeds synchronization turned ON. It only appears in the Windows Task Manager if IE is running. It is required for the proper functioning of IE so it should not be deleted.
  danie  
I decided to block it because if i've never had it before, then why do I need it now...
  Goddesslily  
the error rr distingeport keeps appear
   
avg has just deleted it from my PC
  Andrew  
ie 7 and 8 feeds
  Arpit   (further information)
I have netwok monitoring software that watches over data going in and out. ever since I've installed this software its been just to block it. Its spyware, take ownership and delete it.
  SR  
The more Microsoft keeps sending updates, the more junk you get on your computer. This is one of them... totally worthless distraction
  Robert Anderson  
Ever since I updated my ie7 to 8, this stupid msfeeds keeps turning on by itself & it made my whole computer crash twice now! Just disable it from internet options - content - feeds.
  MV92  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of msfeedssync.exe: based on 14 votes with 12 user comments. 5 users think msfeedssync.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think msfeedssync.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade msfeedssync.exe ("not sure about it").


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Best practices for resolving msfeedssync issues

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