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Should I remove M86 Security Authenticator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38,464
United States Rank #21,288
Reach 0.0029%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.33 29.27%
2.0.31 14.63%
2.0.13 7.32%
2.0.12 2.44%
2.0.11 34.15%
2.0.5 2.44%
2.0.2 4.88%
2.0.1 4.88%

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M86 Security Authenticator

Overview

M86 Security Authenticator is a program developed by M86 Security. The most used version is 2.0.11, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 2 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 90% of users of M86 Security Authenticator come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\m86 security\authenticator
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A99C9D89-305D-4F01-B9D0-6137F5728A31}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by M86 Security Authenticator

  • authenticat.exe - M86 Authenticator
  • authenticat_s.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • authenticat_s.exe runs as a service named 'M86 Security Authenticator' (M86_Auth) "Provides user identification to the M86 web filter to select user profile.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • authenticat.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'M86_AUTH' which loads as C:\Program Files\M86 Security\Authenticator\Authenticat.exe.
  • authenticat_s.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'M86_AUTH' which loads as C:\Program Files\M86 Security\Authenticator\Authenticat.exe.

How do I remove M86 Security Authenticator?

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Or, you can uninstall M86 Security Authenticator from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program M86 Security Authenticator, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove M86 Security Authenticator.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 95%
Win XP 5%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 95.12%
Windows XP 4.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 63.41%
Windows 7 Professional 31.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.71%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Taiwan 1.47%
  Mexico 1.47%
  Japan 1.47%
  Canada 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 72.50%
Hewlett-Packard 17.50%
Lenovo 5.00%
Toshiba 2.50%
Intel 2.50%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 12.50%
Dell Latitude E6420 10.00%
Dell Latitude E6410 10.00%
HP Compaq Pro 6300 SFF 2.50%
Dell Precision M4600 2.50%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.50%

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