What is msmpls.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 msmpls.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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Msmpls.exe file information

The process known as Proxy Server or Messenger Service belongs to software MSN64Bit or MSN or Messenger Service by Xtera ( or QLogistic or COM.

Description: Msmpls.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Msmpls.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 94,208 bytes or 61,440 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Msmpls.exe is not a Windows core file. Msmpls.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msmpls.exe, for example Backdoor.Vb.BAL (detected by BitDefender), and Backdoor.Win32.VB.bal (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the msmpls.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

Msn Plus, das ist die Anwendung für die MsnPlus Dienste usw. Hierbei ist dieser Prozess HARMLOS! mfg erkan
  Erkan Akin aus VK  

Summary: Average user rating of msmpls.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks msmpls.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving msmpls issues

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