What is ipmsg.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ipmsg.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ipmsg.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ipmsg
Ipmsg.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IPMsg English or IPMsg belongs to software IPMsg English or IP Messenger for Win or IP Messenger for Win32 by H.Shirouzu.

Description: Ipmsg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ipmsg.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 159,232 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes, 573,440 bytes or 238,592 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Ipmsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with ipmsg.exe, you may want to remove the entire program IP Messenger for Win or IP Messenger for Win32 using Windows Control Panel.

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If ipmsg.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 157,696 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. Ipmsg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ipmsg.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ipmsg.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

LAN chat client
  Avdhut   (further information)
Lan Chat Application
sender message dialogubox
itz used for file sharing and internal communication

Summary: Average user rating of ipmsg.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think ipmsg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving ipmsg issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ipmsg. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ipmsg.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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