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advapi32.dll
RegDeleteKeyW, RegDeleteValueW, RegCloseKey, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegEnumKeyExW, GetTraceEnableFlags, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceLoggerHandle, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, TraceMessage, RegQueryValueExW
kernel32.dll
FindResourceW, LoadLibraryExW, GetModuleHandleW, GetModuleFileNameW, CloseHandle, WaitForSingleObject, Sleep, CreateThread, CreateEventW, GetCurrentThreadId, SetEvent, GetCommandLineW, LoadResource, HeapSetInformation, GetProcessHeap, EnterCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, LockResource, FindResourceExW, QueueUserWorkItem, SetFileAttributesW, DeleteFileW, GetFileAttributesW, GetProcAddress, LoadLibraryW, OpenEventW, SizeofResource, CopyFileW, FlushFileBuffers, CreateFileA, WriteConsoleW, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleA, SetStdHandle, GetStringTypeW, GetStringTypeA, LCMapStringW, LCMapStringA, GetConsoleMode, GetConsoleCP, SetFilePointer, WideCharToMultiByte, LoadLibraryA, GetOEMCP, GetCPInfo, IsDebuggerPresent, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, GetCurrentProcess, TerminateProcess, VirtualAlloc, MultiByteToWideChar, FreeLibrary, lstrcmpiW, InterlockedDecrement, InterlockedIncrement, GetLastError, DeleteCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSection, RaiseException, lstrlenW, InterlockedExchange, GetACP, GetLocaleInfoA, GetThreadLocale, GetVersionExA, HeapDestroy, HeapAlloc, HeapFree, HeapReAlloc, HeapSize, GetStartupInfoW, RtlUnwind, GetModuleHandleA, ExitProcess, WriteFile, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, UnhandledExceptionFilter, FreeEnvironmentStringsA, GetEnvironmentStrings, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, GetCommandLineA, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, SetLastError, HeapCreate, VirtualFree, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetTickCount, GetCurrentProcessId, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime
ole32.dll
CoTaskMemAlloc, CoRevokeClassObject, CoTaskMemFree, CoInitialize, CoUninitialize, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoRegisterClassObject, StringFromGUID2, CoCreateInstance
shell32.dll
ShellExecuteW, SHGetFolderPathW
shlwapi.dll
PathAppendW, PathFileExistsW, StrStrIW, StrCmpIW, PathStripPathW, PathRemoveFileSpecW
user32.dll
PostThreadMessageW, UnregisterClassA, CharNextW, DispatchMessageW, TranslateMessage, GetMessageW, CharUpperW

msntask.exe

MSN Toolbar by Microsoft Corporation (Signed)

Remove msntask.exe
Version:   3.0.1312.0
MD5:   b6714c2712fc9ad2cfb3b5567012f337
SHA1:   509d184dfa00124ff2f57432b59cb7be7e678829
SHA256:   433a363b63d79f8001c5cacba5bdb95874bfab81c7657ed616cd34f9516395f0

Overview

msntask.exe executes as a process with the local user's privileges. The file is digitally signed by Microsoft Corporation. This particular version is usually found on Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608).

DetailsDetails

File name:msntask.exe
Publisher:Microsoft Corp.
Product name:MSN® Toolbar
Description:MSN Task Processor
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.1312.0\msntask.exe
File version:3.0.1312.0
Size:121.34 KB (124,256 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Microsoft Corporation
Authority (CA):Microsoft Corporation
Effective date:Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Expiration date:Friday, January 22, 2010
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows GUI
File packed:No
.NET CLR:No
More details
Network connections
  • [UDP] listens on port 4403

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00158997%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00087615%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00071382%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:344,375 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    Context switches:4/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:8.38 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):14.52 MB
    Private (minimum):2.29 MB
    Non-paged memory:8.38 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:87.3 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):100.88 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:9.93 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):15.04 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:263,212/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:69.1 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:52/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:48.21 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:14/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:11.2 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:1,161/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:10
    12
    Handles:436
    600
    GUI GDI count:8
    103
    GUI USER count:28
    49

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:Undefined
    Platform:32-bit
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\msn\toolbar\3.0.1312.0\msntask.exe" -embedding
    Owner:User
    Parent process:svchost.exe (Generic Host Process for Win32 Services by Microsoft)

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Microsoft Windows XP 100.00%
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