How to remove the MSmedia virus

Most antivirus programs identify MSmedia.exe as malware—for instance Symantec identifies it as W32.Spybot.Worm, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Agobot.afk.

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MSmedia.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software MicroSoft Media Tools by unknown.

Description: MSmedia.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. MSmedia.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 54,512 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 58,368 bytes. 
The MSmedia.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. MSmedia.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The MSmedia.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. MSmedia.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify MSmedia.exe related errors

Important: You should check the MSmedia.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

informations found with google: backdoor or a Spyware that tries to open a backdoor.

Summary: Average user rating of MSmedia.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks MSmedia.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving MSmedia issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active MSmedia process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the MSmedia.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

MSmedia.exe [all]