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What is mswinext.exe?

Part of MSN® Toolbar by Microsoft

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How does mswinext.exe run?

Process - mswinext.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does mswinext.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - mswinext.exe is registered with the run identifier 'MSN Toolbar' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0357.1\mswinext.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 0.3% of all Boost users have the mswinext.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of mswinext.exe users, 15.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mswinext.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00135% CPU13459.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
33.35 MB RAM154.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 6 /min0.3%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              19 GDI objects12.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
532 context switches/sec532.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\msn toolbar\platform\4.0.0357.1\mswinext.exe

Are there other versions of MSN® Toolbar?

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 (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: mswinext.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corp. (verified)
Name: MSN® Toolbar
Description: MSN® Toolbar
Version: 4.0.0401.0
Size: 235.34 KB
Original file name: mswinext.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0026283578%
Privileged CPU: 0.0012823760%
User CPU: 0.00134598183514%
Privileged CPU time: 10625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 13 ms
Context switches /sec: 532
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 178.92 MB
Peak committed memory: 188.42 MB
Paged memory: 33.35 MB
Peak paged memory: 36.65 MB
Paged system memory: 126.13 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.3 KB
Working set memory: 20.73 MB
Peak working set memory: 53.4 MB
Min working set memory: 12.93 MB
Private memory: 33.35 MB
Page faults: 447,447
Page faults /min: 552
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 930
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 10.75 MB
Read transfer /min: 13.58 KB
Total write operations: 3,822
Write operations /min: 5
Total write transfer: 8.53 MB
Write transfer /min: 10.78 KB
Total other operations: 63,438
Other operations /min: 78
Total other transfer: 2.8 MB
Other Transfer /min: 3.53 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 19
USER objects: 35
Handle count average: 726
Thread count average: 26
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0401.0\mswinext.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: MSN Toolbar
Command: "C:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0357.1\mswinext.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: by175ds.mail.services.live.com on port 1319
UDP: LISTENING on port 3539

Image hashes

MD5: a8d49c8b593789b6aac5f98a45df4566
SHA-1: 129cff318d8af40c03d91002757dbccfe223ef09
SHA-256: f0e119f1b4b4fc23cb7bf98f8a10e5c363a7689c663ff513993a86bec5d2824d

PE image details

File packed: No
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