What does the msinfo32.exe file do?
The msinfo32.exe process is also known as System Information and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of msinfo32.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- System Information has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- System Information 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)
- msinfo32.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module msinfo32.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about msinfo32.exe System Information
msinfo32.exe is part of Windows. The file msinfo32.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 408,064 bytes (33% of all these files), 338,432 bytes, 303,104 bytes or, as the case may be, 337,408 bytes.
The msinfo32 file is part of the operating system. The msinfo32 file has been digitally signed by Microsoft itself to guarantee its authenticity. For this reason, 0% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A msinfo32.exe file has a 100% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents". In this case, the file size is usually 39,936 bytes. It is part of the Windows operating system found in C:\Windows\. The application does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. Many users have been dissatisfied with this software, and would like to delete it or replace it with something better. msinfo32.exe appears to be a file that was compressed by an EXE-Packer. This technique is often used by trojans to keep the file size small and also hamper debugging efforts. However, this in itself is not sufficient reason to presume malicious intent, since even well-intentioned, professional software producers take advantage of compressed files.
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 msinfo32.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 msinfo32?
|Simply a Reporting Tool for Windows Systems |
|It gather information about computer, to diagnose issues with computer, or to access other tools that are included with Windows XP. (further information...) |
|It appears to be a file on Windows that helps other programs work. |
Summary: 3 users judge msinfo32.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall the program
To remove System Information 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 the program in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if msinfo32.exe (System Information) 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 System Information. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for System Information 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 msinfo32.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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