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Should I remove Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,697
United States Rank #20,071
Reach 0.0096%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.2530.0 4.48%
2.0.2528.0 1.49%
2.0.657.0 93.28%
2.0.528.0 0.75%

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Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

Overview

Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.0.657.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 17.24 MB (18,073,345 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 44% of users of Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Arab Emirates.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195301&mkt=en-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe /x
Estimated size: 17.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

  • AMMonitoringProvider.dll - Microsoft Client Security Antimalware Monitoring Provider
  • FirewallStateProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client FirewallStateProvider
  • MpProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client Antimalware Provider
  • eppmanifest.dll - Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Resource Module)
  • ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe - Microsoft Security Client Policy Configure
  • DcmNotifier.exe - Microsoft Security Client DCM Notifier
  • LegitLib.dll - Microsoft Genuine Advantage (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Library)
  • MsMpRes.dll - Microsoft Security Client (Microsoft Security Essentials Resource Module)
  • msseces.exe - Microsoft Security Client User Interface
  • MsseWat.dll - Microsoft Security Essentials WGA module
  • setup.exe - Microsoft Security Client Setup
  • setupres.dll - Microsoft Security Client Setup Resources
  • shellext.dll - Microsoft Security Client Shell Extension
  • WindowsFirewallConfigurationProvider.dll - Microsoft® Policy Platform Windows® Firewall Provider
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TVCShellExt' with a class of {4E33A7F5-8083-4C08-9D45-C5CED88F5C04}.
Scheduled Task
  • msseces.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5823251-EA74-4038-A3D5-7CAD55DAB20E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • msseces.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSC.
Startup File (User Run)
  • msseces.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Microsoft Security Client User Interface' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe".
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • msseces.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Microsoft Security Client' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe /UpdateAndQuickScan.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • msseces.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MSSE' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe -hide -runkey.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

msseces.exe
Memory:6.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002755347%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007085%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00020468%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,581,732
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 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 Endpoint Protection 2010 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 Endpoint Protection 2010, 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 Endpoint Protection 2010.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows XP 17.78%
Windows 8 7.41%
Windows Vista 0.74%
Windows Server 2003 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 31.34%
Windows 7 Professional 20.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.22%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.30%
  Brazil 5.06%
  United Arab Emirates 4.43%
  Norway 3.16%
  India 2.53%
  Mexico 2.53%
  Germany 2.53%
  Croatia 2.53%
  MA 1.90%
  Colombia 1.90%
  Belgium 1.90%
  France 1.90%
  Australia 1.90%
  Canada 1.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.81%
Hewlett-Packard 29.52%
Acer 10.48%
Intel 3.81%
Sahara 3.81%
GIGABYTE 2.86%
ASUS 1.90%
Compaq 1.90%
Apple 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6520 3.81%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.86%
Dell Latitude E5410 1.90%
Dell OptiPlex 990 1.90%
Dell Latitude E6410 1.90%
Dell Latitude D630 1.90%

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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