msdtc.exe

July 22nd, 2006 - 02:27 am ET by

This process manages information exchange between applications on a computer and multiple remote servers.

It can be used by different applications like Microsoft Personal Web Server or Microsoft SQL Server.

If you have this process then one of your applications is probably using it. We recommend that you keep this process.

  • OWSTIMER.exe (Office Web Server Timer) Generally installed with a Microsoft Server (like Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server), this process manages operation executions that need to be performed at regular intervals or precise times.This is a server
  • DmAdmin.exe (Disk Manager) This process will start after having added a new hard disk drive to your computer, or partitioned the existing one. It will stop after having correctly detected and loaded the changes into the operating system.This is a
  • Encarta Web Companion (encwcsvr.exe) Installed by the digital encyclopedia Microsoft Encarta, this process allows you to search content on the internet.If you use Microsoft Encarta you should keep this process to ensure it continues to work correctly.
  • Input Method Editor (IMEKRMIG.EXE) imThis process allows you to display and type language characters from languages like Arab, Chinese and Korean.This process is used by numerous programs, especially text editors. This should therefore be kept.
  • Windows Message Server (Msgsrv32.exe) This process is required for Windows functions. It assures different tasks, like loading drivers or restarting explorer.exe when it no longer responds.Don’t remove this process.
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Field descriptions :

  • Short name : this is the name of the process which appears in Windows Task Manager.
  • Full name : this is the full name of the process as defined by its designer.
  • File path : indicates the location where the process program is located. You should be aware that this information may be different if you have changed the default installation location of a program.
  • Description : this will present information about the origins of the processes, its use and additional information.
  • Designer : provides the name of the process designer, with this generally being a hardware or software maker.
  • Associated Service(s) : indicates the services associated to the process in question.
  • System Processes : these correspond only to the processes which are owned by Windows, ensuring the operating system functions correctly.
  • Applicative Processes : concerns all non-system processes, which means those that correspond to programs.
  • Priority : concerns the default priority of a process, with there being 6 options: Real time, high, above normal, normal, below normal and low. The higher the priority is set, the more often the process will be executed over the other processes. You should be aware that changing this setting can lead to abnormal functioning of the PC.
  • Background Processes : concerns the "invisibles" processes which correspond to those which are running in the systems background and which are not used by the user. These can be, for example, a service.
  • Network Processes : concerns the processes which are directly linked to network management.
  • Hardware Processes : concerns the processes which are directly linked to hardware management.
  • Spyware : indicates whether the process in question is linked to a spyware program.
  • Trojan Horse : indicates whether the process in question is linked to the presence of a Trojan horse.
  • Virus : indicates whether the process in question is linked to the presence of a virus which has contaminated your system.
  • How to stop it : there are three ways to stop a process: close the program or stop the service which is behind the process, or stop it brutally through Windows Task Manager.
  • How to delete it : essentially concerns applicative processes. Deleting a process often requires that you uninstall the software being the process.