What is msinfo32.exe?

The genuine msinfo32.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows by Microsoft.
Windows is a series of graphical operating system families developed by Microsoft. Msinfo32 is designed to provide Windows users with a comprehensive view of hardware, system components, software environment and does not cause any harm to your computer.

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MSInfo32 stands for Microsoft System Information 32-bit

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 msinfo32.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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Msinfo32.exe file information

The process known as System Information belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (

Description: The original msinfo32.exe is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The file msinfo32.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 338,432 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 408,064 bytes, 303,616 bytes, 303,104 bytes or 337,408 bytes. 
It is a Windows core system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 0% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If msinfo32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 39,936 bytes. It is a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Msinfo32.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. User opinion: dangerous msinfo32.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as msinfo32.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msinfo32.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

Selbstverständlich hat das Programm ein Fenster - den es soll dem User ja schließlich Infos zum System anzeigen?!
  Rainer Simke   (further information)
Simply a Reporting Tool for Windows Systems
  ligmen   (further information)
It gather information about computer, to diagnose issues with computer, or to access other tools that are included with Windows XP.
  Rachel   (further information)
ich weiss nichts darüber,aber was kostet
  Gert Lautenschläger  
It appears to be a file on Windows that helps other programs work.
Toshiba sent this to my computer as software update, for window 10, I have window 8
It was originally intended for use by Product Support Services (PSS) and was developed for Microsoft Office. It gathers information typically used by PSS when they help users diagnose problems. (I worked on the port to Windows 95 and NT.)
  Tom O'Hara  

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Summary: Average user rating of msinfo32.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think msinfo32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving msinfo32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msinfo32. 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 msinfo32.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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