What is mssecure.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mssecure.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mssecure.exe file information

The file does not contain indication of the product name or copyright holder. In Windows Task Manager, it appears simply as mssecure.exe.

Description: Mssecure.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mssecure.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 77,560 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 59,392 bytes. 
Mssecure.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If mssecure.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 80% dangerous. The file size is 36,422 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 46,080 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run). Mssecure.exe is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mssecure.exe. Therefore, you should check the mssecure.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

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) program attempts to send multiple packets to a remote IP address.
  Ramsay Bell   (further information)
A virus called BKDR_ROBOBOT.R was found attach to it.
  Monique Young  

Summary: Average user rating of mssecure.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks mssecure.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mssecure issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mssecure. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mssecure.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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