What is msinfo32.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 msinfo32.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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Msinfo32.exe file information

The process known as System Information or Systeminformationen belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Betriebssystem Microsoft Windows by Microsoft (

Description: The original msinfo32.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file msinfo32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 408,064 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 333,824 bytes. 
It is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. The msinfo32.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If msinfo32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 15% dangerous. The file size is 48,128 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 39,936 bytes. The file is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. Msinfo32.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of rgc:audio Triangle II (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware disguises itself as msinfo32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msinfo32.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

Selbstverständlich hat das Programm ein Fenster - den es soll dem User ja schließlich Infos zum System anzeigen?!
  Rainer Simke   (further information)
Simply a Reporting Tool for Windows Systems
  ligmen   (further information)
It gather information about computer, to diagnose issues with computer, or to access other tools that are included with Windows XP.
  Rachel   (further information)
ich weiss nichts darüber,aber was kostet
  Gert Lautenschläger  
It appears to be a file on Windows that helps other programs work.
Toshiba sent this to my computer as software update, for window 10, I have window 8

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Summary: Average user rating of msinfo32.exe: based on 6 votes with 6 user comments. 4 users think msinfo32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving msinfo32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msinfo32. 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 msinfo32.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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