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 msservice.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.
Description: Msservice.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The msservice.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 95,232 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 75,364 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Msservice.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If msservice.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 10,841,600 bytes. The file is not a Windows system file. msservice.exe appears to be a compressed file.
If msservice.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 96% dangerous. The file size is 531,456 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The msservice.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Msservice.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications.
Important: Some malware also uses the file name msservice.exe, for example W32.Spybot.Worm (detected by Symantec), and WORM_IRCBOT.BHT (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the msservice.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msservice. 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 msservice.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.