How to remove an msnappau error
The free file information forum can help you determine if msnappau.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
Msnappau.exe file information
Description: msnappau.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - mostly C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 86,016 bytes (90% of all occurrences), 219,648 bytes or 220,672 bytes.
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ HijackThis or Teton Viewer.
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If msnappau.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 40,729 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "msnappau" is not required to run at start up. Updater for the MSN toolbar that can be downloaded onto IE. Calls home every day or so to "update" the toolbar
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msnappau.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msnappau.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.
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