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What is msseces.exe?

Msseces.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 msseces.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.


Msseces.exe file information

The process known as Microsoft Security Client User Interface or Microsoft Security Essentials User Interface or Microsoft Security Client or Microsoft Security Essentials belongs to software Microsoft Security Client or Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Msseces.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file msseces.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 997,920 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 997,408 bytes and 18 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/msseces.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. The msseces.exe file is not a Windows core file. The software can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Msseces.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software publisher Microsoft provides an uninstall program (Control Panel->Software->Microsoft Security Client or Microsoft Security Essentials).

Recommended: Identify msseces.exe related errors

If msseces.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 616,134 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). Msseces.exe is not a Windows system file. msseces.exe seems to be a compressed file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as msseces.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the msseces.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.



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User Comments

Genuine Microsoft Anti-virus, anti-malware detection program.
  Paul Rosell   (further information)
used with microsofts security essential - free antivirus software
  dwdoug  
Antivirus
   
antivirus
   
Msseces.exe is the front-end GUI of MSE(Microsoft Security Essentials).
  Robert  
MS Security Essentials (works well w/ Win 7, 64 bit)
  swizzle1  
microsofts security essential
  no   (further information)
Part of Microsoft Security Essentials, a free real time virus scanner
  Odin Sonnah   (further information)
Not Dangerous. MS Security Essentials is a top rated anti-virus. And it's FREE with daily updates. Leave it installed. Take out Norton or any other AV software that conflicts.
  Robert Morgan   (further information)
It is a Windows Microsoft Security Essential gui but if it is located not on C:\Program Files\ Then its a virus
   
Downloaded MSSecurityEssentials Last Night, msseces appeared this morning
  RCFortuny  
It's Microsoft Security Essentials safe free antivirus software
  Ralphy  
if the .exe includes the switches -hide and -runkey, then Hijack This identifies it as MaCatte Antivirus 2009, rogue security software - not recommended
   
If it it is C:\Program Files\ and/or has -hide and -runkey in command at startup, then IT is a VIRUS!
  John  

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Summary: Average user rating of msseces.exe: based on 19 votes with 14 user comments.
14 users think msseces.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think msseces.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.


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