What is MsgTranAgt.exe?

The genuine MsgTranAgt.exe file is a software component of ATK Hotkey by Pegatron Corporation.
A background agent for the ATK Hotkey application, this process relays system messages to Hotkey. ATK Hotkey is a process that runs in the background and detects pre-assigned key strokes that have been assigned shortcut functions. ATK Hotkey is designed and distributed by Pegatron Corporation. Pegatron is a design and manufacturing corporation founded in 2008 in China.

MsgTranAgt stands for Message Transport Agent

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 MsgTranAgt.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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MsgTranAgt.exe file information

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

The process known as MsgTranAgt belongs to software ATK Hotkey or Packard Bell ImageWriter by PEGATRON CORPORATION ( or ASUS (

Description: MsgTranAgt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MsgTranAgt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 106,496 bytes (72% of all occurrences), 117,256 bytes, 110,592 bytes or 117,304 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The MsgTranAgt.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of ATK Hotkey or PHotkey (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

MsgTranAgt.exe belongs to ASUS ATK Hotkey
Not useful for Windwos Wista in any way. Just another usless process witch make it harder for your CPU to work efficient enough. It lets your computer run slower.
  Agent Denton  

Summary: Average user rating of MsgTranAgt.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving MsgTranAgt issues

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