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Is MSASCui.exe safe?

MSASCui.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if MSASCui.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

MSASCui.exe file information

The process known as Windows Defender User Interface or User Interface or Windows Defender belongs to software Windows Defender or Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Legacy utilities for WebPlus (version 10) or Verizon Media Manager by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: MSASCui.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file MSASCui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 866,584 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 777,424 bytes and 15 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/msascui.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is digitally signed. MSASCui.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you have any problems with MSASCui.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Windows Defender), turn to the software developer, Microsoft, for advice or search for an update on the vendor’s website.

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If MSASCui.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 188,928 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 158,208 bytes, 183,808 bytes, 123,765 bytes or 187,904 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows system file. MSASCui.exe is able to record inputs.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MSASCui.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Win32.Inject.boae or Packed.Win32.Katusha.j (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan.Gen or Packed.Mystic!gen4 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the MSASCui.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Windows Defender User Interface
Assuming that you have the original distributed product, it is an important part of the Windows malware defense. It should be left in place even if you have another third party antivirus product installed.
  ota   (further information)
It is an part of Windows Defender Antispyware But malware can be named anything
It notice was always popping up on my computer. I deleted the scheduled tasks in task manager and it stopped.
I tried to remove Windows Defender, thought I accomplished it number times. I have a Dell at home. (PC) and a HD Mac at work.... Windows defender and all their BS with weird files we don't understand... Everyone has start up problems.. You have to have a virus protection program like norton or better. But Macs are the way to go if you wanna stay virus free. Windows has to be in on it with the anti virus companies + all the hackers if they don't send out "their own"
uses a lot of cpu
been using windows defender for months & this process shows up just today??
MS Win Defender
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of MSASCui.exe: based on 62 votes with 9 reviews.
47 users think MSASCui.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 8 users think MSASCui.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade MSASCui.exe ("not sure about it").

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