Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials



A guide to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC

Microsoft Security Essentials is a software application. This page contains details on how to remove it from your computer. The Windows version was created by Microsoft Corporation. Open here for more details on Microsoft Corporation. More details about Microsoft Security Essentials can be seen at . Microsoft Security Essentials is usually set up in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client folder, regulated by the user's decision. The full command line for removing Microsoft Security Essentials is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe. Note that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for administrator rights. The program's main executable file has a size of 1.05 MB (1100160 bytes) on disk and is titled setup.exe.

The executable files below are installed beside Microsoft Security Essentials. They occupy about 4.68 MB (4911816 bytes) on disk.



  • MpCmdRun.exe (353.39 KB)
  • MsMpEng.exe (23.25 KB)
  • msseces.exe (1.29 MB)
  • msseoobe.exe (588.84 KB)
  • NisSrv.exe (358.01 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.05 MB)
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This page is about Microsoft Security Essentials version 4.3.215.0 only. For other Microsoft Security Essentials versions please click below:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Some of these are shown below.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client

The files below were left behind on your disk by Microsoft Security Essentials when you uninstall it:
  • 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\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\Backup\mpfilter\mpfilter.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\mpfilter\mpfilter.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\mpfilter\mpfilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.man
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\NisDrv\NisDrvWFP.sys
  • 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.man
  • 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\MpClient.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MpCommu.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\MsMpEng.exe
  • 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\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
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD11EC.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD11FC.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD120D.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD1368.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD1369.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD1370.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD137A.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD1390.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD1391.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD22EC.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD22FD.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD22FE.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2646.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2657.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD273.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2A4E.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2A5E.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2D0E.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2D1E.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD2D1F.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3124.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3125.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3155.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD34F6.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3507.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3527.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3BE8.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3BF9.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3C0A.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3ED6.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3EE6.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD3EF7.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD429C.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD42EB.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD4404.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD44B1.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD44BE.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD44BF.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD44E0.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD46D1.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD46E1.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD48A2.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD48C2.tmp
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\TBD48E2.tmp

Registry keys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft Security Client

Open regedit.exe in order to delete the following registry values:
  • 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 remove Microsoft Security Essentials with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Security Essentials is a program offered by Microsoft Corporation. Sometimes, people choose to remove this program. This can be easier said than done because uninstalling this manually takes some skill regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY solution to remove 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 on your Windows system, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to optimize your Windows PC.

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2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good system utility.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the applications installed on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Microsoft Security Essentials or simply activate the Search field and type in "Microsoft Security Essentials". If it is installed on your PC the Microsoft Security Essentials app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select Microsoft Security Essentials in the list of applications, the following data regarding the program is shown to you:


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


  • The web site of the application is: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195291&mkt=tr-tr
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will appear. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials.
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials


8. After removing Microsoft Security Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Microsoft Security Essentials that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Microsoft Security Essentials with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows PC will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

This page is not a recommendation to remove Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your computer, we are not saying that Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This page simply contains detailed info on how to remove Microsoft Security Essentials in case you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-22 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-22 13:01:45.033