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What is msseces.exe? Microsoft Security Essentials?

Vendor:      Microsoft Corporation
Product:     Microsoft Security Client
Vendor Website:      http://www.microsoft.com/Security_essentials/
Last Seen by PC Pitstop:      No Data

Process is Bad PC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is bad.
Process is questionablePC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that the safety of this process is questionable.
Process is goodPC Pitstop has analyzed this process and determined that there is a high likelihood that it is good.
Process is goodThis process is a Microsoft or Windows process, but many viruses use this file name to escape notice.

Purpose: msseces.exe is part of Microsoft Security Essentials, which is freeware antivirus solution from Microsoft

msseces.exe is required by third-party software or hardware and should not disabled.


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msseces.exe is a Microsoft or Windows process but some versions of this exe carry viruses.
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Percentage of recently scanned PC's with this process running: 6.38%
Average CPU use for this program: 0%
Average RAM for this program: 8 MB


Program Name MD5 Count
msseces.exe

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xc66e8e0b65c22e93a0786cb723ae81d8 11/27/2012 3:26:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 926 KB
2 Status 0x3c756476599e69bc707e03d901b02354 6/11/2012 4:54:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 909 KB
3 Status 0x9347e998760415511e966c698f91c8c4 3/9/2012 9:01:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 907 KB
4 Status 0xfa8425d935ce73eabe61c5aa6e8469df 1/10/2012 11:16:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 975 KB
5 Status 0x277e97b88a2f7bb2a0ed1275a3577586 9/18/2011 10:22:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 974 KB
6 Status 0xce86e012558a4f0ea80e23786b999f5f 8/12/2011 6:10:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 974 KB
7 Status 0x05102e43af085fd535100897494eba89 7/27/2011 4:10:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 974 KB
8 Status 0x31d6ec1a3bacd161b771e7a9ed2ff343 4/20/2011 1:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 974 KB

MD5 Hashes

# Status MD5 Revision Name Size
1 Status 0xcf04196deccac8551e4f7eee5060b03f 11/27/2015 8:43:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1023 KB
2 Status 0xb1bb176e42c7a8e022a75d5371582f26 1/8/2015 3:45:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1068 KB
3 Status 0xfd8226c9c2a8e88e81452320be17fa7b 8/16/2014 8:15:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1067 KB
4 Status 0x5db28b77a1a75dddfeed99fb9722c540 1/26/2012 7:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1067 KB
5 Status 0xedc3a3e6d3158c558226edb7abcf96e1 7/16/2011 8:20:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1070 KB
6 Status 0x279483fa5b5cc76e9aa8e92c8a87f974 1/20/2011 11:23:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1068 KB
7 Status 0xf3651d9e639d5639ca7a8bedf65fecd8 11/28/2010 6:22:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1068 KB
8 Status 0x469f36d9f49ec64f9513288a4b06d845 10/24/2010 6:11:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1022 KB
9 Status 0x54c305c0c3cd7b3501359057a521fbc3 9/13/2010 5:42:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 751 KB
10 Status 0x35bc37e35734babf5c8ad0ff241d9c9d 8/20/2010 10:29:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 753 KB
11 Status 0x675e21a83d440068e8a3e504245a9a32 1/13/2010 8:15:00 AM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1067 KB
12 Status 0xae139881b895ece672faf5ef2186b61c 11/3/2009 8:55:00 PM Unknown Unknown Microsoft Security Essentials 1023 KB


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