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What is livemessenger.exe, How to remove livemessenger.exe

livemessenger.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
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Name: livemessenger
Filename: livemessenger.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | Microsoft Update
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce | Microsoft Update
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx | Microsoft Update

Startup Type: HKLM->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] livemessenger.exe

DDS Line:

mRun: [Microsoft Update] livemessenger.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
“Microsoft Update”=livemessenger.exe

Description: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.bll [Kaspersky Lab], W32.IRCBot [Symantec], W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.t [McAfee]

How to remove: use HijackThis + Kaspersky virus removal tool