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What is facebookmessenger.exe?

Part of Facebook Messenger by Facebook

What is it?

Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and video communication. Like Facebook's web-based Chat feature, it supports the open-source XMPP protocol, connects primarily between Facebook users and synchronizes with the website. Among its features is a "ticker" similar in function to the sidebar of friend activity seen by Facebook website users. Messenger will generally update to the latest version automatically.
Description of facebookmessenger.exe from Facebook
See and respond to chats right from your desktop. Whether you're browsing other websites or using another app, you don't have to click away to stay connected. Messenger lets you use Facebook without being on www.facebook.com. The app is currently available to people who use Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows XP on their computer.
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How does facebookmessenger.exe run?

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

How does facebookmessenger.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file facebookmessenger.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable facebookmessenger.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the facebookmessenger.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of facebookmessenger.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is facebookmessenger.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00076% CPU7589.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
67.52 MB RAM313.5%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
              44 GDI objects29.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Facebook Messenger?

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 Facebook Messenger.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: facebookmessenger.exe
Publisher: Facebook (verified)
Name: Facebook Messenger
Description: Facebook Messenger
Version: 2.1.4520.24765
Size: 196 KB
Original file name: FacebookMessenger.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Facebook
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/19/2012
Expiration date: 6/20/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008366585%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000777534%
User CPU: 0.00075890513625%
Privileged CPU time: 2799687.55 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 210,310,334
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 314.95 MB
Peak committed memory: 315.95 MB
Paged memory: 67.52 MB
Peak paged memory: 71.27 MB
Paged system memory: 200 KB
Non-paged system memory: 26.42 KB
Working set memory: 15.88 MB
Peak working set memory: 144.08 MB
Min working set memory: 8.19 MB
Private memory: 67.52 MB
Page faults: 145,806
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 100
Total read transfer: 151.98 KB
Total write operations: 33
Total write transfer: 17.18 KB
Total other operations: 38,496,195
Total other transfer: 793.54 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 44
Peak GDI objects: 45
USER objects: 47
Peak USER objects: 47
Handle count average: 735
Thread count average: 32
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: High
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

User start menu folder details

Name: facebookmessenger.exe

Network connectivity

Windows Firewall allowed program: Yes

Image hashes

MD5: f6fcd93ad3df0b0887e734b306da47cb
SHA-1: 28df986a47e72e98139c671ec4eaffcd101b4b95
SHA-256: dda2ae02adc4c57f54fdb174e3e2c346c05e4382c1ca3e3da51b9d0aa72a9e24

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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