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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,734
United States Rank #8,922
Reach 0.0332%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.50 days
334.79 days >
Average installed length: 175.91 days


VersionDistribution 16.85%
4.1.522.0 28.08%
4.1.509.0 0.47%
4.0.1526.0 0.47%
2.2.903.0 54.13%

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System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

What is System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection?  (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


System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 2.2.903.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named msseces.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 21.98 MB (23,051,658 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 55% of users of System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=225780&mkt=es-es
Help link: 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: 21.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

Program executable:msseces.exe
Name:Microsoft Security Client
Microsoft Security Client User Interface
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
Additional files:
  • AMMonitoringProvider.dll - Microsoft Client Security Antimalware Monitoring Provider
  • MpAsDesc.dll - Protection contre les programmes malveillants Microsoft (Descriptions des mises à jour des définitions)
  • MpEvMsg.dll - Module de ressources d'événement
  • FirewallStateProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client FirewallStateProvider
  • MpProvider.dll - Microsoft Security Client Antimalware Provider
  • DcmNotifier.exe - Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection DCM Notifier)
  • ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe - Microsoft Security Client Policy Configure
  • eppmanifest.dll - System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (User Interface Customization Resource Module)
  • IpsConsumer.dll - Microsoft Network Inspection System
  • NisLog.dll - Microsoft Network Inspection System Logging Provider
  • NisNetIP.dll
  • NisPerformanceProvider.dll - Microsoft Network Inspection System performance counters provider
  • NisSrv.exe
  • NisWFP.dll
  • NisIpsPlugin.dll - AntiMalware RealTime Protection (Nis Ips Plugin in AM Service)
  • DbgHelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • SymSrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • MsseWat.dll - Microsoft Security Essentials (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
  • MpUtil.dll - Sample / Spynet Submission
  • MsMpCom.dll - COM Utility
  • MsMpEng.exe - Antimalware Service Executable
  • 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 metro host server
  • MsMpRes.dll - Módulo de recursos de Microsoft Security Essentials
  • 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 'Zulu2' with the ProgID of 'ZuluDocu' and the action verb 'open.
Context Menu Handler
  • shellext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'EPP' with a class of {09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • shellext.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • msseces.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{70A48729-EDA2-4C43-BD2A-622C1FE1B158}' (runs on registration).
  • MpCmdRun.exe is scheduled as a task named 'MSE Update' (runs daily at 17:00).
  • Setup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8394A627-17ED-49B2-BAB7-EDEA22CED87E}' (runs on registration).
  • MsMpEng.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F35C5A8E-B694-4B4E-A4F0-A5D4F2D3A841}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • msseces.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MSC.
2 Services
  • NisSrv.exe runs as a service named '@C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpAsDesc.dll,-243' (NisSrv) "Helps guard against intrusion attempts targeting known and newly discovered vulnerabilities in network protocols".
  • MsMpEng.exe runs as a service named 'MsMpSvc' (MsMpSvc).
Startup File (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.
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' 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 'MsMpEng' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • msseces.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe'.
  • shellext.dll is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\22977886_system.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:947.5 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1654330878%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.10755423%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05787885%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,802
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:19 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:80.31 MB
Total CPU:0.0074797257%
Kernel CPU:0.00410933%
User CPU:0.00337039%
CPU cycles/sec:24,862,400
I/O reads/min:1.75 MB
I/O writes/min:230.88 KB
Memory:17.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0028138073%
Kernel CPU:0.00080739%
User CPU:0.00200642%
CPU cycles/sec:494,897
I/O reads/min:518.77 KB
I/O writes/min:40 Bytes

How do I remove System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection?

Quickly and completely remove System Center 2012 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 2012 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 2012 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 2012 Endpoint Protection.

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Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.12%
Windows 10 15.29%
Windows XP 2.96%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 41.51%
Windows 7 Professional 31.13%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.18%
  Canada 4.55%
  Sweden 3.54%
  Australia 2.78%
  Norway 2.53%
  Mexico 2.15%
  France 1.77%
  Germany 1.77%
  Croatia 1.39%
  United Kingdom 1.14%
  South Africa 0.88%
  IS 0.88%
  Egypt 0.88%
  Italy 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 47.02%
Hewlett-Packard 32.98%
Lenovo 10.00%
Acer 2.77%
Intel 2.55%
Toshiba 1.49%
Apple 0.64%
ASUS 0.64%
Sony 0.43%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6410 5.12%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.82%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.82%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.71%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.71%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.71%

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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