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msnappau.exe process file

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Process name: MSN Updater or MSN Search Toolbar Updater

Product: MSN Updater or MilkShape 3D 1.7.0 Beta or MSN Search Toolbar or MSVBVM50.DLL for TeamBG or X-Change

Company: Microsoft Corporation (

File: msnappau.exe

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311 users ask for this file. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know"). 7 users rated it as not dangerous. 1 user rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 4 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about msnappau.exe:
Bob Hughes msnappau.exe is part of the Microsoft MSN toolbar system, which initiates an update facility for the MSN downloadable toolbar. Disabling or enabling this is down to user preference
DarkRaven Too many instances cause program crashes. Windows to become unstable (noticed when too many copies in the proccess list appear windows becomes unstable and eventually needs restart)
Ari msnappau.exe allows your msn tollbar to update, NOT DANGEROUS
Jonathan because, the lan is more slow when this msnappau.exe it`s active.
Stan useless traffic generator
Pablo Maron File msnappau.exe is a part of the Microsoft MSN toolbar. It is used to perform auto updates for the MSN toolbar. You can safely delete this program if you don't want to see it on your task list.
File msnappau.exe is a part of the Microsoft MSN toolbar. It is used to perform auto updates for the MSN toolbar. You can safely delete this program if you don't want to see it on your task list.
David Overment You cannot delete it switch it off or get rid of it it is a pain that robs all of your download bandwidth.
if you want it you can have it, my copy in msconfig startup programs is gone
Rick dangerous Not dangerous, but a memory-filler (4,5 meg). I would personally shoot it.
Phyllis Fairley what I read above,threatens me with an error when shutting down.
bobuhrey buried in "globalmanifest"
Greg M I don't like the fact that MSNAPPAU likes to access the net without my search command. This makes me think it is collecting information about my search strings or web visits. This is the action of a spy program. Three times since installation it attempted connection concurrent with a yahoo search. I am pulling it out today.
Rich Go to Options in MSN Toolbar and turn off auto-update. Updater will still run if critical, instead of every day.
Phil MALWARE: I chose not to install the toolbar but it still runs a daily update check
mikesg it is garbage... just another bandwidth using worthless piece of crap
Cristian It causes that my computer is too slow
Jackie I deleted the file by mistake, and it keeps popping up telling me it is gone! That is why I am on this site to find out if I need it or not.
Juddie Personally, i dont like things chewing my bandwitdh, and zonealarm hasent showed it up yet, i shall be Ending process tree and deleting this one, i fail to see the upside in having toolbar, because all they do is hinder ur IE experience.
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