What is Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.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 Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.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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Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Verizon_IHAMessageCenter
Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IHA_MessageCenter belongs to software IHA_MessageCenter or Verizon Help and Support Tool or Vz In Home Agent or Verizon Online Help and Support by Verizon (

Description: Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 363,128 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall Vz In Home Agent or Verizon Help and Support Tool from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.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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Best practices for resolving Verizon_IHAMessageCenter issues

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