"msseces.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "msseces.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "msseces.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "msseces.exe" process?

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A

"msseces.exe" process represents "Microsoft Security Client User Interface" program. "msseces.exe" process is part of the Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus tool for Windows 7.

"msseces.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "explorer" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   explorer
      msseces

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "msseces.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
msseces.exe              14,184 K   Microsoft Security Client User Interface

Additional information about "msseces.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey

Programe file information:
   Name: msseces.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
   Description: Microsoft Security Client User Interface
   Version: 4.10.0207.0
   Size: 1354704 bytes
   Last modified: 10/18/2016 11:59:54 PM
   Company Name: Microsoft Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.7601.23545_none_14599ab28b920323
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\MsMpRes.dll.mui
C:\Windows\Fonts\segoeuib.ttf
C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CertDllCreateCertificateChainEngine\Config
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\Disallowed

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_fa3b1e3d17594757\COMCTL32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\SHLWAPI.dll

"msseces.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "msseces.exe" process if you are using Microsoft Security Essentials

 

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