What is MessengerDiscovery Live.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 MessengerDiscovery Live.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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MessengerDiscovery Live.exe file information

The process known as MessengerDiscovery Live the Windows Live Messenger addon belongs to software MessengerDiscovery Live by MessengerDiscovery (

Description: MessengerDiscovery Live.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The MessengerDiscovery Live.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,813,952 bytes (60% of all occurrences) or 2,699,264 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall MessengerDiscovery or MessengerDiscovery Live software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify MessengerDiscovery Live.exe related errors

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

Dies ist eine Erweiterung vom Windows Live Messenger 8.x - sowas wie live Messenger Plus. Damit kann man leute zum beispiel imitieren. Sehr Lustig!
  Klosa   (further information)
es ist eine auf Viren geprüfte Datei
messenger discoverz live ist eine datei die zum gr;sseren teil gef'rlich ist.
Das Programm hat mir Mozilla kaputt gemacht und mein Bruder brauchte nach der Installation ein neues Betriebssystem
gehört zu messenger discovery und ist wenn man es selbst installiert hat ungefährlich, brauchen tut man es aber nicht

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Summary: Average user rating of MessengerDiscovery Live.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. One user thinks MessengerDiscovery Live.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think MessengerDiscovery Live.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving MessengerDiscovery Live issues

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