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What is msinfo.exe?

Msinfo.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if msinfo.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.


Msinfo.exe file information

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 7/XP are 575,112 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 276,685 bytes or 510,464 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/msinfo.exe.html 
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 inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however also read the users 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 inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "MSInfo" definitely not required. Added by the ALADINZ.M TROJAN!

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.



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User Comments

msinfo.exe is an advertising program by Gator. This process monitors your browsing habits and distributes the data back to the author's servers for analysis. This also prompts advertising popups.
  Bill   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of msinfo.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment.
2 users think msinfo.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.


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