What is msnappm.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 msnappm.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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Msnappm.exe file information

The process known as MSN Messenger Monitor belongs to software MSN Messenger Assistant by MSN Content Plus (

Description: Msnappm.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msnappm.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 147,456 bytes. 
The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The msnappm.exe file is not a Windows system file. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Msnappm.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

When you uninstall the trial version the msnappm keeps saying (You have 27 days left) this is adware and it very annoying...
It is MSN Emoticons Plus, very annoying. Once installed it cannot be uninstalled via add/remove programs and will make a very annoying pop up that will always come back over and over again.
i installed avast and it took it out... free program

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of msnappm.exe: based on 6 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think msnappm.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving msnappm issues

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