What is MsgPlus1.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 MsgPlus1.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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MsgPlus1.exe file information

The process known as Messenger Plus belongs to software Messenger Plus (version 3, 3 & Sponsor) by Patchou (

Description: MsgPlus1.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MsgPlus1.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 190,024 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The MsgPlus1.exe file is not a Windows system file. MsgPlus1.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with MsgPlus1.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Messenger Plus! 3 or Messenger Plus! 3 & Sponsor).

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If MsgPlus1.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 190,024 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run). MsgPlus1.exe is not a Windows system file. MsgPlus1.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MsgPlus1.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MsgPlus1.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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Best practices for resolving MsgPlus1 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MsgPlus1. 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 MsgPlus1.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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