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What is msntask.exe?

Part of MSN® Toolbar by Microsoft

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How does msntask.exe run?

Process - msntask.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. msntask.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the msntask.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of msntask.exe users, 21.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msntask.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00071% CPU7138.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.38 MB RAM38.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     66 /min2.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.1312.0\msntask.exe

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 MSN® Toolbar.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: msntask.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corp. (verified)
Name: MSN® Toolbar
Description: MSN Task Processor
Version: 3.0.1312.0
Size: 121.34 KB
Original file name: msntask.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 10/22/2008
Expiration date: 1/22/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0015899742%
Privileged CPU: 0.0008761507%
User CPU: 0.00071382350168%
Privileged CPU time: 344375 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 860 ms
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 87.3 MB
Peak committed memory: 100.88 MB
Paged memory: 8.38 MB
Peak paged memory: 9.5 MB
Paged system memory: 140.87 KB
Non-paged system memory: 11.85 KB
Working set memory: 9.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.04 MB
Min working set memory: 2.29 MB
Private memory: 8.38 MB
Page faults: 263,212
Page faults /min: 657
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 20,632
Read operations /min: 52
Total read transfer: 27.03 MB
Read transfer /min: 69.1 KB
Total write operations: 5,766
Write operations /min: 14
Total write transfer: 18.86 MB
Write transfer /min: 48.21 KB
Total other operations: 464,838
Other operations /min: 1,161
Total other transfer: 4.38 MB
Other Transfer /min: 11.2 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 28
Handle count average: 436
Thread count average: 10

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.1312.0\msntask.exe" -Embedding

Network connectivity

UDP: LISTENING on port 4403

Image hashes

MD5: b6714c2712fc9ad2cfb3b5567012f337
SHA-1: 509d184dfa00124ff2f57432b59cb7be7e678829
SHA-256: 433a363b63d79f8001c5cacba5bdb95874bfab81c7657ed616cd34f9516395f0

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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