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What does the MsgSvr.exe file do?

The MsgSvr.exe process is also known as Promise Message Server or, as the case may be, Promise RAID Message Server and is a part of Promise Message Server or, as the case may be, Promise RAID Message Server. This software is produced by Promise Technology (www.promise.com). An obsolete or defective version of MsgSvr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about MsgSvr.exe Promise Message Server

MsgSvr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file MsgSvr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 323,584 bytes (78% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 315,392 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The MsgSvr file is not part of the Windows operating system. This process is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. MsgSvr.exe is capable of send data out to the Internet as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 62% 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 MsgSvr.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 MsgSvr?

Monitors your RAID controller
D. Kalnęs
Application for Promise Raid Controller
By using VIA RAID Tool, you can access to different RAID functions efficiently.
Steven L
It's part of the monitor/admin tool for Promise RAID arrays. It opens a TCP connection locally to it's sibling MSGAGT.exe. Valuable and harmless if you have a Promise RAID ctrlr.
Promise RAID

Summary: 7 users judge MsgSvr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall Promise Message Server or Promise RAID Message Server

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To remove Promise Message Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Promise Message Server or Promise RAID Message Server in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if MsgSvr.exe (Promise Message Server) 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 Promise Message Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Promise Message Server 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 MsgSvr.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.

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