What is msie.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 msie.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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Msie.exe file information

The process known as IEXPLORE or sTemp belongs to software IEXPLORE or MSI by unknown.

Description: Msie.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msie.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 55,808 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The msie.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. Msie.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If msie.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 294,912 bytes. The software has no file description. The program has no visible window. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file.

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

on my computer it is Dragon Naturally Speaking (pretty sure)a program that keeps trying to boot up at startup but requires a disk, I think installed it wrong, I'm gonna have to redo it, I thought I put it on my external drive but i disconnect it for security purposes, I put the program back on the c drive and its a pain nowadays.
  Aaron McCue  

Summary: Average user rating of msie.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving msie issues

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