What does the BCMSMMSG.exe file do?
The BCMSMMSG.exe process is also known as Modem Messaging Applet and is a part of BCM Modem Messaging Applet. This software is produced by Broadcom (www.broadcom.com). An obsolete or defective version of BCMSMMSG.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Modem Messaging Applet has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Modem 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)
- BCMSMMSG.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module BCMSMMSG.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about BCMSMMSG.exe Modem Messaging Applet
BCMSMMSG.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. BCMSMMSG.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
The file size is 122,880 bytes.
This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. BCMSMMSG.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. For this reason, 32% 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 BCMSMMSG.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 BCMSMMSG?
|Used for dial up modem...harmless |
|I know very little but from some research I did a few moments ago, it is "driver software for BCM Voice Modems." A different site told me it is of no risk to your system. And it's Microsoft signed so its probably fine.. |
|Used for broadcom 100mbit network cards |
|The file is needed to use a Broadcom BCM modem |
|One of many names the .Zerf virus goes by. |
Summary: 10 users judge BCMSMMSG.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted BCMSMMSG.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall BCM Modem Messaging Applet
To remove Modem 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 BCM Modem Messaging Applet in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if BCMSMMSG.exe (Modem 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 Modem Messaging Applet. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Modem 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 BCMSMMSG.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.