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What is msn.exe?

Part of Microsoft(R) MSN (R) Communications System by Microsoft

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How does msn.exe run?

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


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About 0.1% of all Boost users have the msn.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of msn.exe users, 30.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msn.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.01335% CPU133524.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
1.03 GB RAM4893.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 37 /min1.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
642 GDI objects428.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
93 context switches/sec93.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\msn\msncorefiles\msn.exe

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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(R) MSN (R) Communications System.

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: msn.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Microsoft(R) MSN (R) Communications System
Description: msn
Version: 10.50.0009.0700 (BTSA023.120907-1344)
Product version: 10.50.0009.0700
Size: 103 KB
Original file name: msn.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 5/21/2012
Expiration date: 2/21/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0274627588%
Privileged CPU: 0.0141103429%
User CPU: 0.01335241589228%
Privileged CPU time: 176062.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 197 ms
Context switches /sec: 93
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 1.49 GB
Peak committed memory: 1.57 GB
Paged memory: 1.03 GB
Peak paged memory: 1.07 GB
Paged system memory: 537.39 KB
Non-paged system memory: 55.08 KB
Working set memory: 68.69 MB
Peak working set memory: 1.07 GB
Min working set memory: 45.18 MB
Private memory: 1.03 GB
Page faults: 10,795,277
Page faults /min: 12,106
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8,687
Read operations /min: 10
Total read transfer: 94.97 MB
Read transfer /min: 109.05 KB
Total write operations: 24,201
Write operations /min: 27
Total write transfer: 39.5 MB
Write transfer /min: 45.36 KB
Total other operations: 376,010
Other operations /min: 422
Total other transfer: 10.19 MB
Other Transfer /min: 11.71 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 642
USER objects: 182
Handle count average: 1,800
Thread count average: 46
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\MSN\MSNCoreFiles\MSN.EXE"

Network connectivity

TCP: 122-148-3-243.core.dodo.com.au on port 2397
UDP: LISTENING on port 1469

Image hashes

MD5: e606d734fafd03a6da4fbb042cf123dd
SHA-1: fdc0c889c068f5fa3203fae7b9e33d27fc649301
SHA-256: 88f7910412f9af8b2f8b6251bffb5c1c3afdbd8bf2cf48ed01191261321896ee

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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