What does the MSIService.exe file do?
The MSIService.exe process is also known as MSI SCM Service and is a part of System Control Manager or, as the case may be, MSI SCM Service. This software is produced by Micro-Star International Co. (www.msi.com). An obsolete or defective version of MSIService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- MSI SCM service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- MSI SCM service 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)
- MSIService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module MSIService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about MSIService.exe MSI SCM service
MSIService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. MSIService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 160,768 bytes (83% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 159,744 bytes.
This MSIService program does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The MSIService file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The MSIService file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. MSIService.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 55% 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 MSIService.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 MSIService?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: For this reason, one user has already deleted MSIService.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall System Control Manager or MSI SCM Service
To remove MSI SCM service 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 System Control Manager or MSI SCM Service in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if MSIService.exe (MSI SCM service) 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 MSI SCM service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for MSI SCM service 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 MSIService.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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