Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials

A way to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC

Microsoft Security Essentials is a computer program. This page contains details on how to remove it from your computer. It was created for Windows by Microsoft Corporation. More information on Microsoft Corporation can be found here. More data about the application Microsoft Security Essentials can be seen at . Microsoft Security Essentials is usually set up in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client directory, depending on the user's decision. C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe is the full command line if you want to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials. The program's main executable file is titled setup.exe and occupies 1,014.50 KB (1038848 bytes).

The following executables are installed together with Microsoft Security Essentials. They take about 4.42 MB (4639584 bytes) on disk.

  • MpCmdRun.exe (343.77 KB)
  • MsMpEng.exe (23.25 KB)
  • msseces.exe (1.21 MB)
  • msseoobe.exe (553.82 KB)
  • NisSrv.exe (339.72 KB)
  • setup.exe (1,014.50 KB) to view all...

The current web page applies to Microsoft Security Essentials version only. You can find below info on other versions of Microsoft Security Essentials: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials we advise you to check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

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

Check for and remove the following files from your disk when you uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials:
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\EppManifest.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\setupres.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\dw20shared.msi
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\epp.msi
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\LegitLib.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\setup.exe
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\x86\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\DbgHelp.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\mpfilter\
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\mpfilter\mpfilter.inf
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\Backup\mpfilter\mpfilter.sys
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\mpfilter\
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.inf
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.sys
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\EppManifest.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\LegitLib.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpAsDesc.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpClient.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpCmdRun.exe
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpCommu.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpEvMsg.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpOAv.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpRTP.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MpSvc.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpCom.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpLics.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpRes.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\MsseWat.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\SetupRes.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\shellext.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\SqmApi.dll
  • C:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\SymSrv.dll

Usually the following registry data will not be uninstalled:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft Security Client

Registry values that are not removed from your computer:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\c:\Program\Microsoft Security Client\Drivers\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsMpSvc\ImagePath

How to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Security Essentials is an application by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Some users choose to erase this application. This can be difficult because deleting this by hand takes some know-how regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best SIMPLE manner to erase Microsoft Security Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and all around tool to clean your Windows computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire the program's interface and number of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful Windows tool.

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

4. Press the Uninstall Programs button
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Microsoft Security Essentials or simply click the Search feature and type in "Microsoft Security Essentials". If it exists on your system the Microsoft Security Essentials app will be found very quickly. After you click Microsoft Security Essentials in the list of apps, some information about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about Microsoft Security Essentials, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the program you are about to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Microsoft Security Essentials:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • 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 Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials.
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials

8. After removing Microsoft Security Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to go ahead with the cleanup. All the items that belong Microsoft Security Essentials that have been left behind will be found and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By removing Microsoft Security Essentials with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

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


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Microsoft Security Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your computer. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Microsoft Security Essentials in case you want to. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 09:37:27.640