What is agrsmmsg.exe?
The agrsmmsg.exe file is a process associated with SoftModem Assistant, which is part of the SoftModem software solution provided by Agere Systems. Agrsmmsg.exe is involved in configuring soft modems, which are “devices” that are run only partially through hardware, with some processing performed by software. Specifically, SoftModem software runs on Lucent AMR softmodems. Agrsmmsg.exe runs on Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7, and 8.
Is agrsmmsg.exe harmful?
The application file, agrsmmsg.exe, should not be considered to be harmful, since it is a legitimate process. A word of caution is to look closely at filenames, however, as some malware applications make slight modifications to system profile names with their harmful software as an easy way to infect unknowing users.
How can I tell if agrsmmsg.exe is legitimate?
The file should be located within the C:\Windows directory. This may be dependent on the specific operating system you are running, but if it is in a drastically different location, your system may already be infected. Also note that only one agrsmmsg.exe process runs at a time.
How likely is it that I have a virus camouflaged as agrsmmsg.exe?
Agrsmmsg.exe has also been associated with spyware and other viruses, including:
- argsmmsg.exe (a Trojan, which is a backdoor program that is often transmitted through email; a Trojan is dangerous because it can steal personal data, such as financial information or passwords, and also possibly give hackers access to your machine)
Is it safe to disable agrsmmsg.exe?
If you disable the agrsmmsg.exe process (for example, with “end task”), SoftModem Assistant will no longer work.
What is the best way to stop agrsmmsg.exe errors?
A couple steps should be taken to make sure your computer is safe and secure.
If that does not work, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling SoftModem Assistant by following these steps:
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs
- Uninstall SoftModem Assistant
- Then, making sure you have the most recent, up-to-date version of SoftModem Assistant, and take the proper steps to reinstall it.
This should resolve any issues with agrsmmsg.exe. If the problem continues, or if you see two agrsmmsg.exe processes running at the same time, this could indicate a malware infection.
SUGGESTION: Keep a secure computer system scan running on your computer to prevent agrsmmsg.exe errors in the future and ensure your system is safe from external threats.