Facebook Messenger by Facebook (Signed)

Remove FacebookMessenger.exe


There are 3 versions of facebookmessenger.exe in the wild, the latest version being 2.1.4815.9971. facebookmessenger.exe is run as a standard windows process with the logged in user's account privileges. When the program is installed, it will add a shortcut pointer in the Start Menu which will execute the file as a process upon a user login. The average file size is about 226.78 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to Facebook by VeriSign. The programs Facebook Messenger 2.1.4814.0, Warframe and Facebook Messenger 2.1.4651.0 have been observed as installing specific variations of facebookmessenger.exe. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0096% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 114.76 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 2.2 KB per minute for reads and 5.18 KB per minute for writes.

What is facebookmessenger.exe?

Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and video communication. Like Facebook's web-based Chat feature, it supports the open-source XMPP protocol, connects primarily between Facebook users and synchronizes with the website. Among its features is a "ticker" similar in function to the sidebar of friend activity seen by Facebook website users. Messenger will generally update to the latest version automatically.

About facebookmessenger.exe (from Facebook)

See and respond to chats right from your desktop. Whether you're browsing other websites or using another app, you don't have to click away to stay connected. Messenger lets you use Facebook without b


File name:facebookmessenger.exe
Product name:Facebook Messenger
Typical file path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\facebook\messenger\2.1.4651.0\facebookmessenger.exe
Issued to:Facebook
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Expiration date:Saturday, June 20, 2015

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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of facebookmessenger.exe, select a unique version for details.)
User start menu folder
Shortcut pointer placed in '%appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu'
  • Shortcut to 'facebookmessenger.exe'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Messenger\2.1.4814.0\FacebookMessenger.exe'
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Messenger\2.1.4651.0\FacebookMessenger.exe'

VersionsAll file variations of facebookmessenger.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
4bf3c4f9327bb33190603829c9f5e781 18af9935e0bb861c80a956fb1a99b9cd57f62e48 242.42 KB
c65f15aafa6381e11ec8e0b4b5522b05 97762e3ba2770380eecd4e580164f9b2d5ff8545 241.92 KB
f6fcd93ad3df0b0887e734b306da47cb 28df986a47e72e98139c671ec4eaffcd101b4b95 196 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.97%
Windows Vista Home Premium 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.39%
Windows 7 Professional 7.79%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.90%
Windows 8 Pro 2.60%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.30%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.30%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 23.38% of Facebook Messenger.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 20.69%
Acer 18.97%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Toshiba 17.24%
Sony 10.34%
ASUS 6.90%
MSI 6.90%
Samsung 1.72%
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