What is Msgsrv.exe?

The genuine Msgsrv.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Messenger Service by Microsoft?.
Cannot find relevant details about this file. Everything points to Msgsrv32.exe and when there is info on Msgsrv.exe, it is actually referring to Msgsrv32.exe. ? Msgsrv32.exe is known as the Windows messenger service and it runs in the background of Windows to communicate plug and play devices with the system, to check for programs overwriting Windows files and then replaces them back, loads windows driver installs during startup, handles the shutdown of Windows drivers when systen is turned off, runs explore.exe shell program, and more. Many printers and other devices rely on this file in order to properly communicate within the operating system.

MsgSrv stands for Printer Messenger Service

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 Msgsrv.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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Msgsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Msgsrv
Msgsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Msgsrv.exe

belongs to software Panasonic RPT Network Printer Port or SHARP SC-Print AL or Panasonic RPT Network Printer or SX Print or SC-Print A or Kyocera Product Library or Panasonic Fax Driver or SC-Print AL

by unknown.

Description: Msgsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Msgsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,344 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 69,120 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has no file description. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Msgsrv.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with Msgsrv.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Panasonic RPT Network Printer Port or SHARP SC-Print AL).

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

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