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Should I remove Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,157
United States Rank #6,189
Reach 0.0692%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.28 days
244.27 days >
Average installed length: 128.34 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.8.204.0 8.34%
4.7.209.0 4.53%
4.7.205.0 0.93%
4.6.305.0 6.80%
4.5.216.0 18.23%
4.4.304.0 11.12%
4.3.215.0 8.75%
4.2.223.1 12.15%
4.1.522.0 7.31%
2.1.1116.0 21.83%

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Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection

What is Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?

Microsoft Forefront is a family of line-of-business security software that are designed to help protect computer networks, network servers (such as Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server) and individual devices.

About  (from Microsoft)

Security and management have traditionally existed as two separate disciplines, yet both play a central role in keeping your users safe and productive. Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (previously known as Forefront Endpoint Protection) allows you to consolidate desktop security and management in a sing...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 2.1.1116.0, 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. 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). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 28.04 MB (29,401,189 bytes).

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: 28.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection

  • AMMonitoringProvider.dll - Microsoft Client Security Antimalware Monitoring Provider
  • MpEvMsg.dll - Protection contre les programmes malveillants Microsoft (Module de ressources d'événement)
  • FirewallStateProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client FirewallStateProvider
  • MpProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client Antimalware Provider
  • MpAsDesc.dll - Proteção da Microsoft Contra Software Maligno (Descrições de Atualização de Definições)
  • DcmNotifier.exe - Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection DCM Notifier)
  • EppManifest.dll - Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Resource Module
  • ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe - Microsoft Security Client Policy Configure
  • NisLog.dll - Microsoft Network Inspection System (Microsoft Network Inspection System Logging Provider)
  • NisWFP.dll
  • DbgHelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • SymSrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • MSESysprep.dll - Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Security Essentials Sysprep Module)
  • msseoobe.exe - Microsoft Security Essentials OOBE Wizard
  • msseooberes.dll - Microsoft Security Client OOBE Wizard Resources
  • MsseWat.dll - Microsoft Security Essentials WGA module
  • ProtectionManagement.dll - Microsoft Endpoint Protection (Microsoft Endpoint Protection Management Provider)
  • MpClient.dll - Microsoft Malware Protection (Client Interface)
  • MpCmdRun.exe - Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility
  • MpCommu.dll - Communication Module
  • MpOAv.dll - IOfficeAntiVirus Module
  • MpRTP.dll - AntiMalware Realtime Monitor
  • MpSvc.dll - Service Module
  • MpTpmAtt.dll - TPM Attestation
  • MsMpCom.dll - COM Utility
  • MsMpEng.exe - Antimalware Service Executable
  • NisIpsPlugin.dll - Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Plugin
  • NisSrv.exe - Microsoft Network Realtime Inspection Service
  • LegitLib.dll - Microsoft Genuine Advantage (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Library)
  • mpuxhostproxyoob.dll - Microsoft Security Client (COM Proxy for mpuxhost (MP Modern shell host))
  • MpUxSrvOob.exe - MP modern host server
  • MsMpRes.dll - User Interface Resource Module
  • msseces.exe - Microsoft Security Client User Interface
  • 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
  • MsMpLics.dll - Microsoft Antimalware (License Module)
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • shellext.dll is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'DVDFabHDDecrypterOnDVDArrival' with the ProgID of 'DVDFabHDDecrypterOpen' and the action verb 'Open.
Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'McCtxMenu' with a class of {01576F39-90DE-4D6E-A068-5B20C22BAAEE}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • shellext.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of [email protected]/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • msseces.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5DE01A23-7305-40DF-B0E9-A959F390E03E}' (runs on registration).
  • MpCmdRun.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft Antimalware Signature Updates' (runs daily at 8:30 PM).
  • MsMpEng.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{36EFC519-FFC0-44BA-A865-06780C54FA6D}' (runs on registration).
  • Setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAC44AF3-B6F9-401D-8A78-249D0D819684}' (runs on registration).
  • MsMpRes.dll is scheduled as a task named 'Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler_Operational_Microsoft-Windows-TaskScheduler_103'.
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • MpCmdRun.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MS-AntiVir-Update.
  • msseces.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSC (2).
2 Services
  • NisSrv.exe runs as a service named 'NisSrv' (NisSrv).
  • MsMpEng.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Antimalware Service' (MsMpSvc) "Helps protect users from malware and other potentially unwanted software".
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • msseces.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'msseces.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe".
  • MpCmdRun.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Microsoft Malware Protection Command Line Utility' and executes as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe.
  • MsMpEng.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'New startup' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.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 /OpenWebPageOnClose.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • msseces.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MSC (1)' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey.
  • MsMpEng.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Microsoft Security' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • shellext.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\x596d1qPK.exe'.
  • msseces.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe'.
  • MsMpEng.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe'.
  • Setup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\setup.exe'.
  • MpCmdRun.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

MpCmdRun.exe
Memory:564 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1615348063%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.13167757%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.02985724%
0.015104% average
MsMpEng.exe
Memory:93.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0073768926%
Kernel CPU:0.00499648%
User CPU:0.00238042%
CPU cycles/sec:31,319,887
Switches/sec:24
I/O reads/min:5.84 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
NisSrv.exe
Memory:9.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0019590863%
Kernel CPU:0.00047169%
User CPU:0.00148740%
CPU cycles/sec:29,554
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
I/O writes/min:23 Bytes

How do I remove Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 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 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, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win Vista 0%
 
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 84.67%
Windows 8 10.60%
Windows XP 3.91%
Windows Vista 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 44.19%
Windows 7 Professional 27.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.78%
  Sweden 7.39%
  Netherlands 4.20%
  Norway 2.60%
  Australia 2.35%
  Mexico 2.35%
  France 2.27%
  United Kingdom 1.85%
  Canada 1.85%
  India 1.51%
  Germany 1.51%
  Colombia 1.26%
  Romania 1.18%
  South Africa 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 47.82%
Hewlett-Packard 31.22%
Lenovo 9.70%
ASUS 2.95%
American Megatrends 2.25%
GIGABYTE 1.55%
Samsung 1.55%
Acer 1.55%
Intel 0.84%
Toshiba 0.56%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8570p 3.60%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.92%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.70%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.47%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.47%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.47%

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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