What is msn6.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 msn6.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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Msn6.exe file information

The process known as msn belongs to software Microsoft® MSN® Communications System or Système de communication Microsoft® MSN by Microsoft (

Description: Msn6.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msn6.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 94,208 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify msn6.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msn6.exe. Therefore, you should check the msn6.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

every time I log-off I get a message to say that MSN6,EXE FAILED
  conrad macandie  
i get it when i would like to execute or lunch my msn explorer i get this mesage to found the MSN6.EXE for lunch it
Not a lot except it stops me shutting down until I do it manually, ie End Programme
  Harry Nicholson  
I got wiped out of it
  Toby Sampson  
I used to be able to load into it now it doesn't let me and it's the same with windows Live messenger
attacked sys. twice;attempt 2 change security settings
  paul bowser  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of msn6.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. One user thinks msn6.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 3 users think msn6.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade msn6.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving msn6 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msn6. 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 msn6.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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