How to remove an msimn error
The free file information forum can help you determine if msimn.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Msimn.exe file information
Description: msimn.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - generally C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 60,416 bytes (79% of all occurrences), 15,872 bytes and 6 more variants.
The file is a Microsoft signed file. Msimn.exe is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 7% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with msimn.exe, you may want to completely remove reFX Nexus (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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Viruses with the same file name
Is msimn.exe a virus? No, it is not. The true msimn.exe file is a safe Microsoft Windows system process, called "Outlook Express".
However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection. Viruses with the same file name are for instance Backdoor:Win32/Sdbot or Backdoor:Win32/Sdbot.ZG (detected by Microsoft), and Packed.Win32.Black.a or Backdoor.MSIL.Agent.b (detected by Kaspersky).
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How to recognize suspicious variants? If msimn.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 68% dangerous. The file size is 547,840 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 559,104 bytes. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows core file. msimn.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
If msimn.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 101,376 bytes. File msimn.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. msimn.exe is able to record inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msimn.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msimn.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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