What is MSI_Cloud_Service.exe?

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 MSI_Cloud_Service.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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MSI_Cloud_Service.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MSI_Cloud_Service
MSI_Cloud_Service.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as M-Cloud Service belongs to software MSI M-Cloud by Micro-Star Int'l Co. (

Description: MSI_Cloud_Service.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MSI_Cloud_Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—mainly C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI\M-Cloud\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI\MSI M-Cloud\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 97,232 bytes (63% of all occurrences), 98,640 bytes or 1,964,084 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file. The MSI_Cloud_Service.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program MSI M-Cloud, update it, or ask Customer Support for help. Go to to update it, go to for support, or go to MSI M-Cloud in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MSI_Cloud_Service.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the MSI_Cloud_Service.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.


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Best practices for resolving MSI_Cloud_Service issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MSI_Cloud_Service. 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 MSI_Cloud_Service.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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