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 msinfo.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.
The process belongs to software unknown by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Msinfo.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file msinfo.exe is located in C:\.
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 575,112 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 276,685 bytes or 510,464 bytes.
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Msinfo.exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify msinfo.exe related errors
If msinfo.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 325,632 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 289,280 bytes. The process has no file description. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is a hidden stealth process. File is hidden. The msinfo.exe file is not a Windows core file. Msinfo.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msinfo.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msinfo.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msinfo. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 msinfo.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.