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Should I remove System Center Endpoint Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,885
United States Rank #4,154
Reach 0.1209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.43 days
160.31 days >
Average installed length: 84.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.8.204.0 14.40%
4.7.214.0 3.19%
4.7.213.0 2.54%
4.7.209.0 8.08%
4.7.205.0 1.18%
4.6.305.0 11.74%
4.5.216.0 29.68%
4.4.304.0 10.32%
4.3.220.0 12.51%
4.3.215.0 6.08%
4.3.210.0 0.29%

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System Center Endpoint Protection

What is System Center Endpoint Protection?  (from Microsoft)

Endpoint Protection uses the monitoring and deployment capabilities of Configuration Manager to streamline the deployment of antimalware definitions and uses Configuration Manager to provide an in-console monitoring solution. You can also use Endpoint Protection to configure Windows Firewall settings on computers in yo...  Read more

Overview

System Center Endpoint Protection is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 4.5.216.0, 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 47 files and is usually about 29.86 MB (31,314,931 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 52% of users of System Center Endpoint Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=225780&mkt=en-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe" /x
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 29.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by System Center Endpoint Protection

  • mpevmsg.dll - Protection contre les programmes malveillants Microsoft (Module de ressources d'événement)
  • MpAsDesc.dll - Descriptions des mises à jour des définitions
  • DcmNotifier.exe - Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection DCM Notifier)
  • NisLog.dll - Microsoft Network Inspection System (Microsoft Network Inspection System Logging Provider)
  • NisWFP.dll
  • EppManifest.dll - System Center Endpoint Protection (User Interface Customization Resource Module)
  • DbgHelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • SymSrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • AMMonitoringProvider.dll - Microsoft Endpoint Protection (Microsoft Security Client Antimalware Monitoring Provider)
  • ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe - Microsoft Security Client Policy Configuration Tool
  • FirewallStateProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client Firewall State Provider
  • MpProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client Antimalware Provider
  • MsseWat.dll - Microsoft Security Essentials (Microsoft Security Essentials WGA module)
  • 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
  • MsMpRes.dll
  • 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
  • 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)
  • ProtectionMgmt.dll - Protection Management WMIv2 Provider
  • 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 System Center Endpoint Protection?

Quickly and completely remove System Center 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 System Center 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 System Center 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 System Center Endpoint Protection.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by System Center Endpoint Protection you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.78%
Windows 8 32.27%
Windows XP 0.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 44.70%
Windows 7 Professional 20.02%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 18.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.08%
Windows 8 Enterprise 2.74%
Windows 8 Pro 1.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.40%
  Australia 5.25%
  Norway 3.77%
  Sweden 3.63%
  Canada 3.38%
  DK 2.50%
  United Kingdom 2.30%
  Germany 1.96%
  France 1.81%
  South Africa 1.81%
  India 1.72%
  Mexico 1.18%
  Netherlands 0.98%
  Portugal 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 52.02%
Hewlett-Packard 27.49%
Lenovo 10.78%
Toshiba 3.37%
Acer 2.55%
Intel 2.06%
ASUS 1.15%
GIGABYTE 0.58%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 3.53%
Dell Latitude E5440 3.31%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE Z10t-A 3.19%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.08%
Dell Latitude E6430 2.96%
Dell OptiPlex 990 2.62%

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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