Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials



A way to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your computer

This web page contains thorough information on how to remove Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows. The Windows release was developed by Microsoft Corporation. Go over here where you can get more info on Microsoft Corporation. You can read more about on Microsoft Security Essentials at . The application is often located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client directory. Take into account that this location can vary being determined by the user's decision. 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. Keep in mind that you might receive a notification for admin rights. The application's main executable file is titled setup.exe and its approximative size is 1.05 MB (1100168 bytes).

The executables below are part of Microsoft Security Essentials. They occupy about 4.68 MB (4911848 bytes) on disk.



  • MpCmdRun.exe (353.39 KB)
  • MsMpEng.exe (23.26 KB)
  • msseces.exe (1.29 MB)
  • msseoobe.exe (588.85 KB)
  • NisSrv.exe (358.01 KB)
  • setup.exe (1.05 MB)
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The current web page applies to Microsoft Security Essentials version 4.3.216.0 only. Click on the links below for other Microsoft Security Essentials versions:

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When planning to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

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

Files remaining:
  • 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\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

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

Open regedit.exe in order to remove 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 delete Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC with Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Security Essentials is an application by Microsoft Corporation. Some users decide to remove it. This is efortful because deleting this by hand takes some experience related to PCs. The best EASY manner 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 PC, install it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and all around tool to take care of your Windows PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with the program's design and number of features available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful Windows tool.

3. Press 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 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". The Microsoft Security Essentials application will be found automatically. Notice that when you click Microsoft Security Essentials in the list of apps, some data about the application is made available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains the opinion other users have about Microsoft Security Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other users - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Microsoft Security Essentials:


  • The web site of the program is: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=195291&mkt=en-us
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will show up. accept the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically 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 perform the cleanup. All the items of Microsoft Security Essentials that have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Microsoft Security Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your system.

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

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Geographical user distribution

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

The text above is not a piece of advice 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 application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' PCs.

2016-06-20 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-20 08:59:10.857