Is the msmsgs.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

Windows Messenger

Author: Microsoft
Part of: Messenger
This process in the main application of Windows Messenger, an instant messaging application that comes with the Windows operating system.

When running, an icon should appear in your windows system tray. Double click the icon should bring the application to the foreground.

Terminating the process is considered to be safe although this will result in the application stopping and you will no-longer be able to send or receive messages.
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Common location(s):
C:\Program Files\Messenger
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