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What is msswchx.exe?

Msswchx.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if msswchx.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Msswchx.exe file information

The process known as msswchx belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Msswchx.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. msswchx.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 6,656 bytes (98% of all occurrences) or 10,240 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/msswchx.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 9% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify msswchx.exe related errors

If msswchx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 54,272 bytes. The program is not visible. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The msswchx.exe file is not a Windows system file. Msswchx.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as msswchx.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msswchx.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

it's part of the "On-Screen Keyboard" utility.
Microsoft On-Screen Keyboard program
  James Small   (further information)
msswchx.exe is the on-screen keyboard for windows.
  Lord Austin  
Osk.exe is the on-screen keyboard ;)
part of On-Screen Keyboard (osk.exe)
It is an exe activated by ms-on-screen-keyboard, it keeps running while the on-screen-keyboard runs, to keep it not activated while clicking on top of other programs, it also keeps it on-top of other windows, if you are developer you would understand better if I say the main exe of onscreen keyboard is delegating the background action the secondary exe, that uses "send messages" system. the reason for all the fuss is that msswchx is poorly signed and described.
It can block COM ports on some PCs
  Daniel V  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of msswchx.exe: based on 11 votes with 7 user comments.
2 users think msswchx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks msswchx.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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