"Microsoft Antimalware Service - MsMpEng.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Microsoft Antimalware Service" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Microsoft Antimalware Service" service related to MsMpEng.exe?

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A

"Microsoft Antimalware Service" is a Windows 7 service that helps protect users from malware and other potentially unwanted software. "Microsoft Antimalware Service" service is provided by MsMpEng.exe program file.

Detailed information on "Microsoft Antimalware Service" service:

Service name: MsMpSvc
Display name: Microsoft Antimalware Service
Execution command: "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe"
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Microsoft Antimalware Service" service is provided by a program called: MsMpEng.exe:

Name: MsMpEng.exe
Location: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
Description: Antimalware Service Executable
File version: 4.10.0207.0
Size: 120888 bytes
Modified: 10/19/2016 4:08:38 AM UTC

Disabling "Microsoft Antimalware Service" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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