"Windows Defender - MpSvc.dll" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Defender" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Defender" service related to MpSvc.dll?

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A

"Windows Defender" is a Windows 7 service that "Protection against spyware and potentially unwanted software" "Windows Defender" service is provided by MpSvc.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Windows Defender" service:

Service name: WinDefend
Display name: Windows Defender
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Windows Defender" service is provided by a DLL file called: MpSvc.dll:

Name: MpSvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\MpSvc.dll
Description: Service Module
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Size: 665 KB (680,960 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:15:41 PM

Disabling "Windows Defender" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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