Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials



A guide to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your system

This web page contains detailed information on how to remove Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows. It was developed for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More data about Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Further information about Microsoft Security Essentials can be seen at . Microsoft Security Essentials is normally set up in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client folder, however this location may differ a lot depending on the user's option while installing the program. You can remove Microsoft Security Essentials by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. msseces.exe is the Microsoft Security Essentials's primary executable file and it occupies close to 951.59 KB (974432 bytes) on disk.

The following executable files are incorporated in Microsoft Security Essentials. They occupy 3.08 MB (3234672 bytes) on disk.



  • MpCmdRun.exe (299.60 KB)
  • MsMpEng.exe (21.67 KB)
  • msseces.exe (951.59 KB)
  • NisSrv.exe (281.37 KB)
  • setup.exe (802.31 KB)


This page is about Microsoft Security Essentials version 4.6.305.0 alone. Click on the links below for other Microsoft Security Essentials versions:

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Microsoft Security Essentials has the habit of leaving behind some leftovers.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\en-us\EULA.RTF
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\en-us\setupres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\EppManifest.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\setupres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\dw20shared.msi
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\epp.msi
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\EppPrepInstall.msi
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\LegitLib.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\setup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\Windows6.0-KB981889-v2.msu
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\Windows6.1-KB981889.msu
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\DbgHelp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\EULA.RTF
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\MpAsDesc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\mpevmsg.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\MsMpRes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\msseooberes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\setupres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\shellext.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\EppManifest.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpAsDesc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpClient.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCommu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\mpevmsg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpOAv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpRTP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpSvc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MSESysprep.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpCom.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpLics.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseoobe.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseooberes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsseWat.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisIpsPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisLog.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisSrv.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\NisWFP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\SetupRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\shellext.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\SqmApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\SymSrv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\SymSrv.yes

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft Security Client

Additional registry values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsMpSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NisSrv\ImagePath




A way to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Security Essentials is an application offered by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, computer users try to erase it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because deleting this manually requires some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE action to erase Microsoft Security Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your PC, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around utility to clean your system.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools


4. Click on the Uninstall Programs tool
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you find Microsoft Security Essentials or simply click the Search feature and type in "Microsoft Security Essentials". The Microsoft Security Essentials app will be found very quickly. Notice that after you select Microsoft Security Essentials in the list of programs, some information regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding Microsoft Security Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you are about to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Microsoft Security Essentials:


  • The publisher is: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195291&mkt=sv-se
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the removal by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials.
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials


8. After uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Microsoft Security Essentials which have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good software application. This page only contains detailed info on how to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-19 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 11:47:08.483