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How to remove the msi virus


Most antivirus programs identify msi.exe as malware, for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Scar.cfo, and TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_Generic.DIT.
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Msi.exe file information

The process known as Task Mon belongs to software Task Mon by Texas Instruments (www.ti.com).

Description: Msi.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file msi.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 786,432 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 179,202 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/msi.exe.html 
The file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The file is not a Windows core file. Msi.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If msi.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 52,736 bytes. The msi.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). It is not a Windows core file.

If msi.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 230,373 bytes. Msi.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices). The software uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. Msi.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.

If msi.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 50% dangerous. The file size is 131,072 bytes.

Important: You should check the msi.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.



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User Comments

MSI wireless wl300N utility
  Valiza  
msi.exe dangerous
  Alen   (further information)
It makes my computer go Extreamly slow
  Marcus  
It makes my computer go Extreamly slow, it's runnings endless
  lorenzo  

Summary: Average user rating of msi.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments.
One user thinks msi.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger.


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