File purpose and description:
mswinext.exe is a software program which you may have installed yourself, but its possible it also arrived as preinstalled software on your computer. Note that the actual disk location is listed below for you. This allows you to validate your file as some spyware and virus writers actually use similiar names and stored them in other folders hoping you don't realize this files are fake. Always validate the location if you have concerns. This mswinext.exe file is part of the MSN toolbar and its normally found on Windows 7 and later (Windows 8, etc). This file is not required and you can remove it if you wish. This file is safe and is not considered to be virus, spyware, or adware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)
Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
This is an exe file found on Windows systems.
File or folder location:
This software program is found in the following location : C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\5.0.1423.0\mswinext.exe
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes.
You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows
"task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active
on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they
get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files
on your computer, for example, mswinext.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very
similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist
as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned.
You can always find the location of mswinext.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but
I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.