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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,661
Reach 0.0036%

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.1.0522.0 86.96%
4.0.1526.0 4.35%
2.1.1116.0 8.70%

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Microsoft Security Client

What is Microsoft Security Client?

Microsoft Security Client for Microsoft Security Essentials is an antivirus software product that provides protection against different types of malware such as computer viruses, spyware, rootkits and Trojan horses. Built upon the same virus definitions and scanning engine as other Microsoft antivirus products, MSE provides real-time protection, constantly monitoring activities on the computer and scanning new files as they are downloaded or created and disabling detected threats. It disables detected threats and prompts for user input on how to deal with them. If no response is received within ten minutes, suspected threats are handled according to the default actions defined in the application's settings. Depending on those settings, it may also create System Restore checkpoints before removing the detected malware.

Overview

The most used version is 4.1.0522.0, 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. 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 software installer includes 36 files.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{9D046B26-7978-47CD-91E6-AC3C1DFBC3D0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Security Client

  • msseces.exe - Microsoft Security Client (Microsoft Security Client User Interface)
  • shellext.dll - Microsoft Security Client Shell Extension
  • ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe
  • eppmanifest.dll
  • MSESysprep.dll
  • MsMpRes.dll
  • msseoobe.exe
  • msseooberes.dll
  • MsseWat.dll
  • NisWFP.dll
  • setup.exe
  • setupres.dll
  • sqmapi.dll

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 '{D55655D6-E9EC-447C-81B0-00B37EA0220A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • msseces.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MSC' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

msseces.exe
Memory:12.93 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0043576260%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00073655%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00362108%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:34,262
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:66 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Security Client?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Security Client 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 Security Client 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 Security Client, 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 Security Client.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 8%
 
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 76.92%
Windows Vista 15.38%
Windows XP 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 20.00%
MSI 10.00%
American Megatrends 10.00%
Sony 10.00%

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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