What does the WiFiMsg.exe file do?
The WiFiMsg.exe process is also known as Module to process WiFi messages and is a part of HP Wireless Assistant. This software is produced by Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P (www.hp.com). An obsolete or defective version of WiFiMsg.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Module to process WiFi messages has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Module to process WiFi messages 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)
- WiFiMsg.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WiFiMsg.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WiFiMsg.exe Module to process WiFi messages
WiFiMsg.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WiFiMsg.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 317,128 bytes (50% of all these files), 316,720 bytes or, as the case may be, 311,296 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). WiFiMsg.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 24% 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 WiFiMsg.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 WiFiMsg?
|wifimsg.exe is part of HP Wireless Assistant. HP Wireless Assistant is a user application that provides a method for controlling the enablement of individual wireless devices (such as Bluetooth or WLAN devices) and that shows the state of the radios for these wireless devices. |
Summary: One user judges WiFiMsg.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall HP Wireless Assistant
To remove Module to process WiFi messages 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 HP Wireless Assistant in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if WiFiMsg.exe (Module to process WiFi messages) 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 Module to process WiFi messages. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Module to process WiFi messages 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 WiFiMsg.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.