How to get rid of the msd VirusSometimes the msd file may cloak a virus, e.g. Microsoft found TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.JJ, as well as TrendMicro found TROJ_RENOS.BHAM. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with msd.exe
There is no reliable information about the producer of the "msd.exe" process. An obsolete or defective version of msd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- msd.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- msd.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)
- msd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module msd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about msd.exe msd.exe
msd.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file msd.exe is found in the C:\Windows directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 144,896 bytes (60% of all these files), 131,584 bytes or, as the case may be, 140,800 bytes.
There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual It is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This msd program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. Msd.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 84% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find msd.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about msd?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove msd.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 msd.exe (msd.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 msd.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for msd.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 msd.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.