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Is AGRSMMSG.exe safe?

AGRSMMSG.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if AGRSMMSG.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

AGRSMMSG.exe file information

The process known as SoftModem Messaging Applet belongs to software Agere SoftModem Messaging Applet by Agere Systems (www.agere.com).

Description: AGRSMMSG.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AGRSMMSG.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 88,363 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 88,203 bytes and 18 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/agrsmmsg.exe.html 
AGRSMMSG.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If AGRSMMSG.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 87,109 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "AGRSMMSG" must run at start up. IBM AMR modem driver

Important: Some malware disguises itself as AGRSMMSG.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows folder. Therefore, you should check the AGRSMMSG.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

not verified. stops modem working
  not bothered  
Agere driver
Modem Driver bei IBM Thinkpad
  Michele Rosso  
It comes with RIM software for you BlackBerry Smartphone. It's used for using your phone as a modem. It's harmless but I removed it anyway because I dont use my phone for that.
Hw do you keep it from popping up on the screen
Modem Driver
  Erik   (further information)
Harmless, modem driver, found on my HP Compaq nc6000 set to run on startup in HKLM, removed from running at startup without any subsequent problems (I don't use modems, it's 2010!)
It is running all the time; funny I don't even use the modem, and it is newly installed OS, so why is it present
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AGRSMMSG.exe: based on 74 votes with 9 reviews.
51 users think AGRSMMSG.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 3 users think AGRSMMSG.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade AGRSMMSG.exe ("not sure about it").

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