What does the AGRSMMSG.exe file do?
The AGRSMMSG.exe process is also known as SoftModem Messaging Applet and is a part of Agere SoftModem Messaging Applet. This software is produced by Agere Systems (www.agere.com). An obsolete or defective version of AGRSMMSG.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SoftModem Messaging Applet has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SoftModem Messaging Applet has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AGRSMMSG.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module AGRSMMSG.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about AGRSMMSG.exe SoftModem Messaging Applet
AGRSMMSG.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file AGRSMMSG.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 88,363 bytes (32% of all these files), 88,203 bytes as well as 10 other variants.
The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). AGRSMMSG.exe can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. For this reason, 46% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves AGRSMMSG.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about AGRSMMSG?
|SoftModem Messaging Applet for your AMR modem |
|necessary for modem operational (onboard modem!) |
|its for my modem |
|Agere SoftModem not used can be terminated |
|Its a driver file thing for modems. (further information...) |
Summary: 50 users judge AGRSMMSG.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 7 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted AGRSMMSG.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Agere SoftModem Messaging Applet
To remove SoftModem Messaging Applet from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Agere SoftModem Messaging Applet in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if AGRSMMSG.exe (SoftModem Messaging Applet) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SoftModem Messaging Applet. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SoftModem Messaging Applet or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or AGRSMMSG.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.