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msgsys.exe

What is msgsys.exe?

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It’s a component of Intel’s LANDesk management suite.

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Posted: June 14, 2004 in: ask-leo.com
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5 comments on “msgsys.exe”

  1. I never noticed this file running in Task Manager before probably because I wasn’t looking for it but I installed ZoneAlarm Security Suite and when I booted up it came up with a recommendation to deny it internet access. Should I worry about this? This happens to be my home PC and don’t know if LANDesk is something that I would have need for. Should I be worried?

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  2. I wouldn’t be worried. But I would probably have you visit Intel’s website to fond out more about the LANDesk suite and whether or not you need it all.

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  3. Hi, I just did a search on Intel’s support web site for “msgsys.exe” and this was the result of that search.

    No results matched your search.
    Check the spelling, use similar words, or try a wildcard at the end of your search string and search again.

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  4. Well I guess that these files are really necessary, I searched my local “C” drive and found that they had been installed as part of Norton Anti Virus. I suppose that Symantec uses these files to access automatic updates.
    Go figure.

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  5. I’m running Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition (year2000). I never saw ‘msgsys’ in my “Background” until today. Yesterday I visited the Symantec Website and did a “Free” Virus Scan, I’m guessing thats where it came from; If that INFO helps you any.

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