What is mnmsrvc.exe?

The genuine mnmsrvc.exe file is a software component of Windows NetMeeting by Microsoft.
An early videoconferencing and VoIP application from Microsoft, this process is a client that allows the user to call other users and initiate an audio or video conference. Later versions included note-taking and whiteboard interaction with others on the call. NetMeeting was available from Windows 95 through Windows XP, but is no longer supported by Microsoft. Founded in 1975 in New Mexico, Microsoft is now one of the largest software corporations in the world. Currently headquartered in Washington, the flagship Windows operation system is the most utilized OS in the world.

MNMSrvc stands for Microsoft NetMeeting Service

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mnmsrvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mnmsrvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mnmsrvc
Mnmsrvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing or Microsoft® Remote Desktop Help Session Manager belongs to software Microsoft® Windows® Operating System or Windows NetMeeting by Microsoft (

Description: Mnmsrvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mnmsrvc.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32—primarily C:\Windows\System32\spool\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 1,086,076 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The mnmsrvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Mnmsrvc.exe is able to connect to the Internet, record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If mnmsrvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 6% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes. It is a Windows system file. The mnmsrvc.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The program has no visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mnmsrvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example (detected by Kaspersky), and TROJ_SPNR.07FC11 (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the mnmsrvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Microsoft's NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing task. Microsoft's NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (RDS) is software which enables an end-user to take control of another PC (also running NetMeeting) over an internal network or over the Internet. Typical applications might be for an end-user to be able to login from his home PC onto his work PC and check his work email, work on some documents and spreadsheets, etc... MNMSRVC is the task that must be running for a remote computer to take over your PC.
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Summary: Average user rating of mnmsrvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving mnmsrvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mnmsrvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mnmsrvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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