What is msg32.exe?

The genuine msg32.exe file is a software component of GigaStudio by TASCAM.
Msg32.exe is an executable file that belongs to Gigastudio 4, a digital audio workstation. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Gigastudio 4 was released in 2008. It was the first DAW (digital audio workstation) in the Tascam's Giga lineup to feature support for 64-bit operating systems up to 128GBs of RAM. The program shipped with 16GBs of sampled instruments, including contributions from many prolific artists and sound designers. As of 2009, support for Gigastudio 4 was officially discontinued and the product was taken off the market. Tascam is the audio division of the TEAC Corporation, a Japanese company that was founded in 1953 as the Tokyo Television Acoustic Company. Tascam researches and develops audio recording equipment. The company is credited with inventing the Portastudio, a cassette-based multi-track recorder. The Tascam division was founded in 1971 to research and developed TEAC's recording technology in audio recording products. The company is based in Montebello, California, USA.

Msg32 stands for Tascam Error Messaging Service (32-bit)

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 msg32.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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Msg32.exe file information

The process known as Conexant Message Server or Conexant WaveStream Message Server belongs to software WaveStream Endless Wave or Tascam GigaStudio or GigaStudio by TASCAM ( or Conexant (

Description: Msg32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file msg32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The msg32.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with msg32.exe, you may also uninstall Tascam GigaStudio software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as msg32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msg32.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

startup process for tascam gigastudio,,, info on the database for gigasamples
  Roon Salzman  
I'm running Tascam's 122 Audio Interface box and I believe it was installed on my computer upon installing the drivers for my Tascam US-122 Audio Interface. The exact file I downloaded from Tascam is at the following link and the exact filename I chose follows this link: :: Filename:
  Glenn T. Kitchen   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of msg32.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks msg32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving msg32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msg32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the msg32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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