What is WiFiMsg.exe?

The genuine WiFiMsg.exe file is a software component of HP Wireless Assistant by Hewlett-Packard.
This process runs in the background and provides messages to the HP Wireless Assistant. The Wireless Assistant displays the status of any installed wireless devices, such as Bluetooth, WLAN, etc. It gives you the ability to monitor, enable/disable, and view the radio status of the devices. The HP Wireless Assistant is designed to run on Hewlett-Packard machines, and is distributed with most of their laptops. Based in Palo Alto, California, HP has been the world's leading PC manufacturer since 2007.

WiFiMsg stands for WiFi Message

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 WiFiMsg.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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WiFiMsg.exe file information

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

The process known as Module to process WiFi messages belongs to software HP Wireless Assistant by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (

Description: WiFiMsg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WiFiMsg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 317,128 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 316,720 bytes, 311,296 bytes or 317,152 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. WiFiMsg.exe is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. WiFiMsg.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. WiFiMsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with WiFiMsg.exe, you can also visit the website or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > HP Wireless Assistant).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WiFiMsg.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WiFiMsg.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

wifimsg.exe is part of HP Wireless Assistant. HP Wireless Assistant is a user application that provides a method for controlling the enablement of individual wireless devices (such as Bluetooth or WLAN devices) and that shows the state of the radios for these wireless devices.
  Willy Wonka  

Summary: Average user rating of WiFiMsg.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks WiFiMsg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving WiFiMsg issues

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