What is MsgPlusLoader.dll?

MsgPlusLoader.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if MsgPlusLoader.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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MsgPlusLoader.dll file information

The process known as Messenger Plus! Process Monitor belongs to software Messenger Plus (version 3. Note: this DLL does nothing but wait for a MSN Messenger (7.5 or below) or Windo..., 3. Note: this DLL does nothing but wait for a MSN Messenger or Windows Messenger wi...) by Patchou (

Description: MsgPlusLoader.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MsgPlusLoader.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 58,952 bytes (83% of all occurrences), 45,640 bytes or 45,192 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The service has no detailed description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: AppInit_DLLs). MsgPlusLoader.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with MsgPlusLoader.dll, you can also do the following:

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

waits for msn messenger to be run, and then adds the 'plus' to it
  Esli   (further information)
It's part of MSN Messenger Plus!
  Shaun   (further information)
Hmm...on Security Tast Manager I noticed this perculiar thing : "SetGlobalHook" =/ I'm not one that's good with computers, but I use process gaurd and it says 'global hooks' are dangerous...but eh like I said I'm not one with computers. So use this at your own risk!
Plugins for Msn Messenger
still in my computer after messenger plus uninstal. registry modifications
Its Safe
MSN msger addon, has been known Issues in past but looking good,
Plugins for Msn Messenger It is a good plugin..
  Clem Morton   (further information)
It's rubbish, my system crashed, saying it's this file...
It appeared when I installed messgenger plus! for msn 7.5. I now use windows live messenger, so it wil no longer work
  Alan Edwardes  
It's not dangerous, it's a well known plugin for MSN Messenger
well i`ve had this for a few years now and whatever you do when installing this plus where it does say i refuse to give support to this please make sure you dont

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MsgPlusLoader.dll: based on 24 votes with 12 user comments. 15 users think MsgPlusLoader.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users think MsgPlusLoader.dll is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MsgPlusLoader issues

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