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Should I remove Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,452
United States Rank #9,877
Reach 0.0259%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.2111 65.01%
2.1.0000 34.71%

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1

What is Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer?  (from Microsoft)

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing security updates and common security misconfigurations. MBSA 2.2 is a minor upgrade to correct minor issues and add optional catalog support. To easily assess the security state of Windows machines, Microsoft offers the free Micr...  Read more

Overview

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 2.1.2111, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 562.5 KB (576,000 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 57% of users of Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=16531
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft baseline security analyzer 2\help
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6AF5CAB9-FD0A-494F-8AA6-784D4B5D06C5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 562.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1

  • mbsa.exe - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
  • mbsacli.exe - MBSA Command Line Interface
  • serversecure.dll - MBSA Core Engine
  • wusscan.dll - MBSA Windows Update Scanner
  • xmldb.dll - MBSA XML Engine

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mbsa.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2\mbsa.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 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 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1, 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 Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 1%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#13,452

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.18%
Windows XP 26.17%
Windows Vista 23.42%
Windows 8 3.58%
Windows Server 2003 1.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 19.44%
Windows 7 Professional 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows Vista Business 1.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Germany 21.22%
  France 3.57%
  Canada 1.68%
  United Kingdom 1.68%
  Switzerland 1.26%
  Finland 1.05%
  Italy 1.05%
  Belgium 0.84%
  Japan 0.84%
  Spain 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.84%
  Austria 0.63%
  Croatia 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.60%
Hewlett-Packard 21.67%
Acer 13.79%
Intel 10.34%
Medion 6.40%
GIGABYTE 5.42%
American Megatrends 4.93%
Toshiba 2.96%
Samsung 1.97%
ASUS 1.97%
Lenovo 1.48%
Sahara 1.48%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.76%
INTELR AWRDACPI 3.01%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.26%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.26%
Dell OptiPlex 360 2.26%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.26%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

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