What is msrtn32.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 msrtn32.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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Msrtn32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with msrtn32
Msrtn32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Msrtn32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The msrtn32.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\msrtn32\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,221,120 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 1,141,760 bytes, 1,140,736 bytes, 2,158,592 bytes or 2,157,056 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). Msrtn32.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name msrtn32.exe, for example Application.Agent.ARQ (detected by BitDefender), and Application.Agent.ARQ (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the msrtn32.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

Msrtn32.exe is detected as a Trojan by Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Symantec, and Malwarebytes, as a malware by HerdProtect and AVG, and so on. In a word, Msrtn32.exe has been supported by cyber criminals to spread computer threats such as Trojan or malware to mess up target computers.
  Jame   (further information)

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Best practices for resolving msrtn32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with msrtn32. 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 msrtn32.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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