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What is msnmsgr.exe?

Part of MSN Messenger by Microsoft

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How does msnmsgr.exe run?

Process - msnmsgr.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. msnmsgr.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does msnmsgr.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - msnmsgr.exe is registered with the run identifier 'MsnMsgr' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the msnmsgr.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of msnmsgr.exe users, 32.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msnmsgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00092% CPU9182.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.88 MB RAM36.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
67 GDI objects44.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\msn messenger\msnmsgr.exe

Are there other versions of MSN Messenger?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.2.3790.131072)

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File details

File name: msnmsgr.exe
Name: MSN Messenger
Description: MSN Messenger
Version: 7.5.0324
Size: 6.77 MB
Original file name: msnmsgr.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0018200644%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009018632%
User CPU: 0.00091820125681%
Privileged CPU time: 828.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 84.79 MB
Peak committed memory: 100.37 MB
Paged memory: 7.88 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.15 MB
Paged system memory: 156.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 16.94 KB
Working set memory: 4.51 MB
Peak working set memory: 11.33 MB
Min working set memory: 2.46 MB
Private memory: 7.88 MB
Page faults: 7,980
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 111
Total read transfer: 129.63 KB
Total write operations: 5
Total write transfer: 580 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,043
Total other transfer: 118.4 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 67
USER objects: 25
Handle count average: 316
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background

Startup files (user) run details

Name: MsnMsgr
Command: "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: b83e12b5341c5dcecc5c217a824ffeb1
SHA-1: d6fdd632cf9f8a479f4e3bdc76aff82e1355b0a5
SHA-256: 521e12eae6e006922abe2d388454733f1a81b5ea93f280ef1d1db1222c8a77e4

PE image details

File packed: No
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