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8% remove it92% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
10.2 50.00%
10.1 50.00%

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Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server

Overview

Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 10.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is fssaclient.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 4.28 MB (4,487,844 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 8. While about 36% of users of Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Hong Kong and Belgium.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Security\Exchange Server
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\InstallShield\Professional\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Infor
Estimated size: 4.28 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server

Program executable:fssaclient.exe
Name:Microsoft® Forefront Server Security
FSSA Client Module
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft forefront security\exchange server\fssaclient.exe
MD5:d186a8a0e4eb1882889a84ade8b49dd5
Additional files:
  • ADONavigator.dll - Microsoft® Forefront Server Security (ADONAVIGATOR Module)
  • adoNavigator64.dll
  • AdoNavSvc.exe - ADO Navigator Service Module
  • AeXMLAdapter.dll - AEXMLAdapter Module
  • CustomInstall.dll - Custom Install Module
  • CustomUninstall.dll - Custom Uninstall Module
  • EventStrings.dll - Event Strings Module
  • EventStrings-en_us.dll
  • FilterEngine.dll - Microsoft® Forefront Server - Filter Engine
  • FSCadMarkSvc.exe - Active Directory Mark Service
  • FSCAppScanner.dll - FSC Application Scanner Module
  • FSCController.exe - FSC Controller Module
  • FSCControllerPs.dll - FSC ControllerPs Module
  • FSCDiag.exe - Extract Files Module
  • FSCExec.exe - FSC Exec Module
  • FSCManualScanner.exe - FSC Manual Scanner Module
  • FSCMonitor.exe - FSC Monitor Module
  • FSCMonitorPs.dll - FSC Monitor Ps Module
  • FSCRealtimeScanner.exe - FSC Realtime Scanner Module
  • FSCStarter.exe - FSC Starter Module
  • FSCStatsServ.exe - Statistics Server
  • FSCTransportScanner.exe - FSC Internet Scanner Module
  • FSEIMC.exe - FSE IMC Module
  • FSEVsapi.dll - FSE Vsapi Module
  • FSEVsapiEx.dll - FSE VsapiEx Module
  • GetEngineFiles.exe - Microsoft Forefront Server Security Get Engine Files Module
  • GzipArchive.dll - Gzip Archive Module
  • InstallService.exe - InstallService Module
  • InstallTask.exe - Install Task Module
  • Launcher.exe - Process Launcher Module
  • MacBinNavigator.dll - Mac Binary Navigator Module
  • MimeNavigator.dll - Mime Navigator Module
  • OpenXmlNavigator.dll - Open XML Navigator Module
  • PerfMonitorSetup.exe - Performance Monitor Setup Module
  • ScanEngines.dll - Scan Engines Module
  • ExtractFiles.exe - Microsoft Forefront Server Security
  • FSCCommon.dll
  • FSEMailPickup.exe
  • FSCCodec.dll - Microsoft® Forefront Server (Incremental Codec)
  • MultiMapper.dll - Microsoft Multiple Engine Mapper
  • FSCUtility.exe - Microsoft Forefront Server (Forefront Utility Module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FSCStarter.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FSS-Worm List' (runs daily at 13:19).
6 Services
  • FSEMailPickup.exe runs as a service named 'FSEMailPickup' (FSEMailPickup) "The Forefront Mail Pickup Service".
  • FSEIMC.exe runs as a service named 'FSEIMC' (FSEIMC) "The Forefront Server IMC Service".
  • FSCStatsServ.exe runs as a service named 'FSCStatisticsService' (FSCStatisticsService) "The Forefront Server Statistics Service".
  • FSCMonitor.exe runs as a service named 'FSCMonitor' (FSCMonitor) "The Forefront Server Monitor Service".
  • FSCController.exe runs as a service named 'FSCController' (FSCController) "The Forefront Server Controller Service".
  • AdoNavSvc.exe runs as a service named 'AdoNavSvc' (AdoNavSvc) "The Forefront Ado Navigator Service".

How do I remove Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server?

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Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server 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 Security for Exchange Server, 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 Security for Exchange Server.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 63%
Win XP 13%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 62.50%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows XP 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows (R) Small Busines... 62.50%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  Hong Kong 9.09%
  Belgium 9.09%
  Portugal 9.09%
  Estonia 9.09%
  Netherlands 9.09%
  Hungary 9.09%
  United Kingdom 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 50.00%
Dell 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 16.67%
LENOVO 649325U 16.67%
Dell PowerEdge T110 16.67%
HP ProLiant ML350 G6 16.67%
Intel Corporation S3420GP... 16.67%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE6... 16.67%

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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