What is mslaugh.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 mslaugh.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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Mslaugh.exe file information

The process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.

Description: Mslaugh.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file mslaugh.exe is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Note: File does not exist any longer. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

  illundiburo   (further information)
it shuts down ur computer...
I had this exact same worm, it's srange guys keep mentioning it shut down windows. Instead, it would constantly disconnect me from the internet..
  Dr. Helmwood  
its my program, it doesnt make anything except deleting some windows file *g*
when i connected my pc then after few mintus system have shutdown and give me direction as 60second shutdown window XP system
Deletes system files that lead the computer to malfunction. It appears that this worm replaces the RPC Service because after infection the service is not recognized anymore as MS-Windows Service (see: MSConfig)
lol internets
  John Doe  
The Blaster Worm. Executes "shutdown.exe" with a 60 second timeout when connecting to the internet. Download the Norton exe file from
  *Don   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mslaugh.exe: based on 31 votes with 9 reviews. 3 users think mslaugh.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 20 users think mslaugh.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade mslaugh.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving mslaugh issues

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