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What is msninst.exe?

Part of Microsoft® CoReXT by Microsoft

What is it?

Microsoft account (previously Windows Live ID) is a single sign-on web service developed and provided by Microsoft that allows users to log in to many websites using one account. Microsoft account allows users to sign in to websites that support this service using a single set of credentials. Users' credentials are not checked by Microsoft account-enabled websites, but by a Microsoft account authentication server.
Description of msninst.exe from Microsoft
Windows Live ID (formerly known as Microsoft Passport) is a service that allows you to use a single e-mail address and password, referred to as credentials, to sign into most Microsoft sites and services, as well as those of select Microsoft partners. Create your sign in credentials (email and password) once, then use them everywhere on the Windows Live ID service. Use Windows Live ID to sign in to MSN Messenger, MSN Hotmail, MSN Music, and other sites and services! Windows Live ID works with Passport Network sites.
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How does msninst.exe run?

Process - msninst.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. msninst.exe is executed by the process msnsusii.exe (Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System by Test Company).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the msninst.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of msninst.exe users, 19.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msninst.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.06536% CPU653580.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
11.46 MB RAM53.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     209 /min9.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
110 GDI objects73.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     8 context switches/sec8.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\msn\msninstaller\msninst.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft® CoReXT?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Microsoft® CoReXT.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.196608)

About Microsoft Corp.

Microsoft, founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is a veteran software company, best known for its Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft More...
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File details

File name: msninst.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corp.
Name: Microsoft® CoReXT
Description: Msn Installer Application
Version: 9.0.1316.0
Size: 129.5 KB
Original file name: msninst.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.1431775512%
Privileged CPU: 0.0778195182%
User CPU: 0.06535803304603%
Total CPU time: 248 ms
Total CPU time /min: 76 ms
Privileged CPU time: 295.42 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 42 ms
User CPU time: 110.16 ms
User CPU time /min: 34 ms
Context switches /sec: 8
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 78.7 MB
Peak committed memory: 80.69 MB
Paged memory: 11.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.87 MB
Paged system memory: 127.43 KB
Non-paged system memory: 12.49 KB
Working set memory: 2.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 20.36 MB
Min working set memory: 520 KB
Private memory: 11.46 MB
Page faults: 11,190
Page faults /min: 4,556
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 349
Read operations /min: 118
Total read transfer: 721.96 KB
Read transfer /min: 297.82 KB
Total write operations: 276
Write operations /min: 91
Total write transfer: 516.38 KB
Write transfer /min: 193.05 KB
Total other operations: 5,272
Other operations /min: 3,669
Total other transfer: 194.58 KB
Other Transfer /min: 74.07 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 110
USER objects: 53
Handle count average: 494
Thread count average: 12
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\MSN\MsnInstaller\msninst.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: texreg2.msn.com on port 1152
UDP: LISTENING on port 2950
TCP: on port 2951
UDP: LISTENING on port 1132

Image hashes

MD5: c8e284efba3b50c9216dbe552d24f5b0
SHA-1: c76b65dd211e03a2a53f57d87cc90df61b0ab10f
SHA-256: 66d7811a891b614f7fc174ae5a3ea1d29d1edde50b12fcaf51c0dc5b54a20b4a

PE image details

File entropy: 6.71542
File packed: No
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