What does the msc.exe file do?
We were unfortunately not able to determine with certainty who the developer or the producer of the msc process is, or what software package it might belong to. An obsolete or defective version of msc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- msc.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- msc.exe 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)
- msc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module msc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about msc.exe msc.exe
msc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Msc.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 147,456 bytes (16% of all these files), 97,796 bytes as well as 9 other variants.
This file does not supply any version information or other description. The msc file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This msc program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. For this reason, 86% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A msc.exe file has a 74% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\. In this case, the file size is usually 794,624 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This msc program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The msc file is not part of the Windows operating system. Msc.exe is capable of Change the behavior of other applications.
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 msc.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 msc?
|It is a trojan that comes hiden in compressed rar files... |
|Uses large amounts of resources, plays random sounds, may be more dangerous. |
|Opened IE to advertisement pages for different products and services periodically |
|Troija.Generic 36245800-tämä avaa tulee Tiedosto\Windows\Syswow64\M:Sq.exe |
|It's the MicroTek Scanner executable |
Summary: One user judges msc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted msc.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall unknown
To remove msc.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if msc.exe (msc.exe) 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 msc.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for msc.exe 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 msc.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.