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What is msimn.exe?

Part of Outlook Express by Microsoft

(msimn.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does msimn.exe run?

Process - msimn.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. msimn.exe is executed by the process firefox.exe (Firefox by Mozilla).

How does msimn.exe start?

Shell open command - msimn.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of mailto with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /mailurC:%1. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the msimn.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of msimn.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msimn.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00117% CPU11700.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.16 MB RAM14.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
69 GDI objects46.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\outlook express\msimn.exe

Are there other versions of Outlook Express?

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 Outlook Express.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Home Edition (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600.131072)
Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: msimn.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Outlook Express
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.00.2900.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Product version: 6.00.2900.2180
Size: 59 KB
Original file name: MSIMN.EXE
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0037350409%
Privileged CPU: 0.0025650281%
User CPU: 0.00117001279701%
Privileged CPU time: 187.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.69 MB
Peak committed memory: 61.45 MB
Paged memory: 3.16 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.29 MB
Paged system memory: 109.8 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.82 KB
Working set memory: 6.82 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.84 MB
Min working set memory: 6.82 MB
Private memory: 3.16 MB
Page faults: 1,876
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 29
Total read transfer: 48.96 KB
Total other operations: 520
Total other transfer: 6.12 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 69
USER objects: 47
Handle count average: 150
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /mailurC:mailtC:?subject=(27)%20Brad%20Sayre&body=Check%20this%20ouC:%20%20http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fbrad.sayre.7%3Fref%3Dts%26fref%3Dts%20(sent%20by%20Yahoo!%20Toolbar)

Shell open command details

Name: snews
Command: "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe" /newsurC:"%1"

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: 091c14f4c71328d4316248a2421190de
SHA-1: 2f3645e24caee5898d086890752400d7c8862505
SHA-256: 3f7409a5f661c5a17068757d03a3b90f5c2688ae5391aed83fa1eb98a9ec28dc

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 5.62607
File packed: No
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