msiexec.exe – Here is the scoop on Microsoft Installer as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is msiexec.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Microsoft Installer?
msiexec.exe (Microsoft Installer) – Details
The process known as msiexec.exe is the executable for Microsofts Installer. It is started when you install new software on your computer. It has been known to stay running after installation is complete. If you are installing a new piece of software you should leave this process running. If you have finished installing new software and the process is still running, you should stop the process to free up system resources.
msiexec.exe is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing Microsoft Installer may adversely impact your system.
msiexec.exe is an application that does NOT appear to be a security risk
Our process monitor database currently registers msiexec.exe to Microsoft.
This is part of Microsoft Windows.
MSIEXEC.EXE – Disclaimer
Every attempt has been made to provide you with the correct information for msiexec.exe or MICROSOFT INSTALLER. Many spyware / malware programs use filenames of usual, non-malware programs. If we have included information about msiexec.exe that is inaccurate, we would greatly appreciate your help by leaving a comment with the correct information below and we’ll do our best to correct it.
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