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What’s msinfo32.exe (System Information)? Is it safe or a virus?

Msinfo32.exe is a system information tool provided by Microsoft Windows. When executed, it presents a comprehensive view of the system's hardware, software, and configuration settings.

It provides detailed information about the operating system, hardware resources, components, and software environment. This includes details about the processor, memory, network, display, drivers, and other system components. This tool is often used by IT professionals and support technicians to troubleshoot and diagnose system issues, check system compatibility, and gather information for system analysis.

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Who makes msinfo32.exe (System Information)?

We’ve found Microsoft Windows should be the publisher of msinfo32.exe.

How do we know? Our SpyShelter cybersecurity labs focuses on monitoring different types of Windows PC executables and their behaviors for our popular SpyShelter Antispyware software. Learn more about us, and how our cybersecurity team studies Windows PC executables/processes.

What does it mean if someone is the publisher of a PC .exe (executable or process)?

The publisher of an executable is the entity responsible for its distribution and authenticity. Most processes/executables on your PC should be signed. The signature on the executable should have been verified through a third party whose job it is to make sure the entity is who it says it is. Find an unsigned executable? You should consider scanning any completely unsigned .exe on your PC.

Last updated: February 16, 2024

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