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What is amsg.exe?

Part of Message Center by LENOVO

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How does amsg.exe run?

Process - amsg.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. amsg.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does amsg.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - amsg.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AMSG' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the amsg.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of amsg.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is amsg.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00008% CPU774.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.43 MB RAM15.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 16 /min0.7%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              44 GDI objects29.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\thinkvantage\amsg\amsg.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 Message Center.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

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


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File details

File name: amsg.exe
Publisher: LENOVO
Name: Message Center
Description: Message Center
Version: 1, 0, 0, 0
Size: 476 KB
Original file name: AMSG.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004648785%
Privileged CPU: 0.0003874814%
User CPU: 0.00007739705277%
Privileged CPU time: 781.25 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 61.87 MB
Peak committed memory: 66.88 MB
Paged memory: 3.43 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.5 MB
Paged system memory: 101.15 KB
Non-paged system memory: 4.84 KB
Working set memory: 7.1 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.11 MB
Min working set memory: 7.02 MB
Private memory: 3.43 MB
Page faults: 25,876
Page faults /min: 17
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 22,820
Read operations /min: 15
Total read transfer: 27.92 MB
Read transfer /min: 19.06 KB
Total write operations: 6
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 432 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 71,611
Other operations /min: 48
Total other transfer: 183.06 KB
Other Transfer /min: 125 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 44
USER objects: 19
Handle count average: 159
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: AMSG
Command: C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\AMSG\Amsg.exe

Image hashes

MD5: ec5fabf9744f96dab61b233e32e4e1b0
SHA-1: 3b3aa0835d451c7d54d4d734e2825c10b4760c6a
SHA-256: 9fc0415065db5542b784c08645f8a865164f801d7f485f3c49ea07d3ee9324bf

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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