msiexec.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if msiexec.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself yourself against threats.
Usually, the default name and path where the application is stored is
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 7f7bc88c8fb6b52989e0e93084b5e678.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.
msiexec.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This exe runs as a 32-bit program. It does not use the entire power of modern computer chips. This is quite normal because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description present in the exe is Windows® installer.
File version extracted from the file 4.5.6001.22159 (vistasp1_ldr.080415-1732).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
Some unusual features of Windows have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to read more about this program.
msiexec.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from msiexec.exe verifies as ok. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Verification Intermediate PCA
This application does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.