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Should I remove Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,022
United States Rank #9,224
Reach 0.0312%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.68 days
521.44 days >
Average installed length: 273.98 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.1736.0 17.62%
1.0.1728.0 4.12%
1.0.1725.0 6.64%
1.0.1703.0 71.62%

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Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service

What is Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service?  (from Microsoft)

SSA scans search for potential vulnerabilities by using SSA checks, which are included in the definitions updates provided by Microsoft and which Client Security distributes to client computers. SSA checks are updated on a monthly basis, typically on the fourth Tuesday of each month. SSA checks describe aspects of the ...  Read more

Overview

Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 1.0.1703.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named FcsSas.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 22.69 MB (23,792,882 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 55% of users of Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Norway and India.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=68780
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\SSA\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E8B56B39-A826-11DB-8C83-0011430C73A4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.69 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service

Program executable:FcsSas.exe
Name:Microsoft Forefront Client Security
Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\SSA\FcsSas.exe
MD5:7c9cb154260da35d8925a11945e7015b
Additional files:
  • bpacommon.dll - Microsoft Forefront Client Security
  • bpaconfigcollector.dll
  • FcsSas.exe - Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service
  • fcssasengine.dll
  • FcsSasMsg.dll
  • FcsSasOnDemand.exe
  • fcssasrpc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • FcsSas.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service' (FcsSas) "Helps protect users by providing security state analysis services to the Microsoft Forefront Security Suite.".

How do I remove Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service 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 Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service 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 Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service, 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 Forefront Client Security State Assessment Service.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.24%
Windows 8 8.24%
Windows XP 6.64%
Windows Vista 3.66%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 36.24%
Windows 7 Professional 31.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.13%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.30%
  Norway 3.41%
  India 2.51%
  Canada 2.33%
  Sweden 2.15%
  MA 1.62%
  Mexico 1.62%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  United Arab Emirates 1.62%
  United Kingdom 1.62%
  Germany 1.44%
  Italy 1.26%
  South Africa 1.08%
  France 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 44.85%
Hewlett-Packard 36.97%
Lenovo 6.67%
Acer 3.94%
ASUS 2.42%
Toshiba 1.82%
GIGABYTE 1.52%
Intel 0.91%
Samsung 0.91%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6410 3.24%
Dell Latitude E6400 2.78%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.31%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.31%
Dell Latitude D630 1.85%
Dell Latitude E5420 1.85%

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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