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Should I remove Microsoft Security Compliance Manager?

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3% remove it97% keep it
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Global Rank #25,671
United States Rank #20,487
Reach 0.0068%


VersionDistribution 5.34% 70.23% 13.74% 3.82% 0.76% 5.34% 0.76%

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Microsoft Security Compliance Manager


Microsoft Security Compliance Manager is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named scm.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.02 MB (2,122,752 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=106187
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=106187
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft security compliance manager
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{17BD1FBC-6CD3-4E1C-A134-87EFCF442D44}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

Program executable:scm.exe
Additional files:
  • security compliance manager.exe - Microsoft Security Compliance Manager
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.cab.dll - Windows Installer XML
  • microsoft.deployment.compression.dll

How do I remove Microsoft Security Compliance Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Security Compliance Manager from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 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 Compliance Manager, 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 Compliance Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.70%
Windows 10 22.90%
Windows Vista 7.63%
Windows XP 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.62%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.62%
Windows 8.1 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.24%
  Germany 8.24%
  United Kingdom 4.71%
  South Africa 2.35%
  Canada 2.35%
  France 1.76%
  DK 1.76%
  Poland 1.76%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Greece 1.18%
  Israel 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Hong Kong 0.59%
  Singapore 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.96%
Hewlett-Packard 27.17%
Acer 10.87%
Lenovo 8.70%
Toshiba 5.43%
ASUS 3.26%
Intel 3.26%
American Megatrends 1.09%
MSI 1.09%
Common models
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 3.74%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.74%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 1.87%
LENOVO 20081 1.87%
Dell Latitude E6320 1.87%
HP ProBook 6560b 1.87%

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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