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msiexec.exe legal file of windows OS?

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Best Answer zep516 , 24 May 2020 - 06:04 PM

Hello HaraMo, Yes It's normal for the file msiexec.exe to be in both folders on a 64Bit machine A Scan below from my own machine shows it in both locations, it's typical an correct on a 64Bit op... Go to the full post »


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Dear

 

I found an exact match of the msiexec.exe file in the folder SysWow64 , and reading about this file, it should only be in folder system32.

 

Bitdefender showed me 54.208.106.222 and that the msiexec file tries to send a packet to this ip adres. I selected to block it.

 

according to nslookup  the ip adres refers to : ec2-54-208-106-222.compute-1.amazonaws.com


 

I do use amazon to buy things, but never used amazonaws (whatever that is).

 

 

Could someone confirm that it's normal that this file is to be find in both folders?

 

so then it's a legal file of OS windows 10 pro.

 

Thanks in advance


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Hello HaraMo,

Yes

It's normal for the file msiexec.exe to be in both folders on a 64Bit machine

A Scan below from my own machine shows it in both locations, it's typical an correct on a 64Bit operating system.


C:\Windows\WinSxS\wow64_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.18362.1_none_26338f1a37b31380\msiexec.exe
[2019-03-19 00:46][2019-03-19 00:46] 000059904 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) F9A3EEE1C3A4067702BC9A59BC894285 [File is digitally signed]

C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-installer-executable_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.18362.1_none_1bdee4c803525185\msiexec.exe
[2019-03-19 00:45][2019-03-19 00:45] 000067072 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) 2D9F692E71D9985F1C6237F063F6FE76 [File is digitally signed]

--->C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msiexec.exe
[2019-03-19 00:46][2019-03-19 00:46] 000059904 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) F9A3EEE1C3A4067702BC9A59BC894285 [File is digitally signed]

--->C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe
[2019-03-19 00:45][2019-03-19 00:45] 000067072 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) 2D9F692E71D9985F1C6237F063F6FE76 [File is digitally signed]

 

 

 

I do use amazon to buy things, but never used amazonaws (whatever that is).

 

"Connecting to amazonaws.com isn’t bad—necessarily

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services. Over one million customers around the world use AWS as a content delivery network (CDN). This means that when you access certain organizations’ content online, you’re accessing it from Amazon’s data centers rather than a data center owned by that organization. It’s beneficial for everyone; the organization doesn’t have to spend resources on hosting content themselves, and you get to enjoy faster download speed. Part of the reason for the latter is that AWS has data centers distributed globally, so you can download from the one physically nearest to you."

 

 

Thanks
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Thanks for the clear info.


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You're welcome..

 

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