What is MSM.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 MSM.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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MSM.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MSM
MSM.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as MSM Service belongs to software ME Services Manager or SuperMemo AE Speed up by Intel® (

Description: MSM.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The MSM.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,628,600 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,476,432 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The MSM.exe file is not a Windows system file. MSM.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with MSM.exe, you can do the following:
  • visit the website
  • safely remove the program using the uninstall program of i_msm or i_redistributables (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)

Recommended: Identify MSM.exe related errors

If MSM.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 2,339,840 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The MSM.exe file is not a Windows system file. MSM.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with MSM.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of SuperMemo AE Speed up! (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MSM.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MSM.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

MSM.EXE ist das Startprogramm für eine Datenbank von Micronetics GmbH, wurde absorbiert von Intersystem Company. Enthält die die DB Sprache MUMPS. Die Datei ist ungefährlich wenn sie nicht von Viren befallen wurde. Es gibt verschieden Versionen und auch die grösse kann varieren. Es startet eine Datenbank namens DATABASE.MSM. Es ist eine Container-Anwendung, darin wird gearbeitet. Wurde für DOS 3 bis Windows 98 OS entwickelt. Heute ist es durch Caché von Intersystem abgelöst worden.
  Conoglano   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of MSM.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving MSM issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MSM. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MSM.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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