leooleo 19:16 03 Aug 2004

In Windows task manager, processes tab, a program called msmgr.exe which run in the background, at times uses up all the cpu, thus slowing down everything else. Is this normal? what is msmgr.exe? do I need it for anything? Why it seams there is no effect to the system when I end it?

Thank in advance for any help and opinion.

homebuilt AMD Athlon 2600+
1 GB Ram
160 GB total HD's
Win XP home edition

  cga 20:14 03 Aug 2004

If you have spelt this correctly then it looks as if it is trying to masquerade as either Windows Messenger (msmsgs.exe) or MSN Messenger (msnmsgr.exe).

Other than that I don't recognise it. Do you have any other instant messenger running?

  JoeC 20:16 03 Aug 2004

click here

and doing a virus check as it sounds like you may have the Yaha virus ( I think it may be that one - but worth checking anyhow ). : }

  JoeC 20:18 03 Aug 2004
  leooleo 13:13 04 Aug 2004

Yes, it was a virus, or rather a warm. Got rid of it now. Hope none of my passwords have been stolen. Thank you all.


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