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How to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your computer

You can find below detailed information on how to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows. The Windows release was created by Microsoft Corporation. Further information on Microsoft Corporation can be found here. Further information about Microsoft Security Essentials can be seen at . Usually the Microsoft Security Essentials program is to be found in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client folder, depending on the user's option during setup. Microsoft Security Essentials's entire uninstall command line is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Setup.exe /x. msseces.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 974.03 KB (997408 bytes) on disk.

The executable files below are installed alongside Microsoft Security Essentials. They take about 3.22 MB (3378944 bytes) on disk.

  • ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe (280.98 KB)
  • msseces.exe (974.03 KB)
  • setup.exe (805.05 KB)
  • MpCmdRun.exe (221.66 KB)
  • MsMpEng.exe (11.46 KB)
  • NisSrv.exe (201.52 KB)
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The current page applies to Microsoft Security Essentials version 2.0.657.0 only. Click on the links below for other Microsoft Security Essentials versions:

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If you are manually uninstalling Microsoft Security Essentials we advise you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client

The files below were left behind on your disk by Microsoft Security Essentials's application uninstaller when you removed it:
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\mpfilter\mpfilter.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\mpnwmon\mpnwmon.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\mpnwmon\mpnwmon.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\mpnwmon\mpnwmon.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\NisDrvWFP.cat
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\NisDrvWFP.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\Drivers\NisDrvWFP.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\EN-US\MpAsDesc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\EN-US\mpevmsg.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\FR-FR\MpAsDesc.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\FR-FR\MpEvMsg.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\IpsConsumer.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpAsDesc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpClient.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCmdRun.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpCommu.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\mpevmsg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpOAv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpRTP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpSvc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MpUtil.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpCom.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpLics.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisIpsPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisLog.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisNetIP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisPerformanceProvider.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisSrv.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\NisWFP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\en-us\amhelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\en-us\epploc.cab
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\en-us\epploc_x86.msi
  • 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\fr-fr\amhelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\fr-fr\epploc.cab
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\fr-fr\epploc_x86.msi
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\fr-fr\eula.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\fr-fr\setupres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Backup\fr-fr\x86\amloc-fr-fr.msi
  • 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\mp_ambits.msi
  • 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\CleanUpPolicy.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\ConfigSecurityPolicy.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\amhelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\eula.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\en-us\MsMpRes.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\fr-fr\amhelp.chm
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\fr-fr\eula.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\fr-fr\MsMpRes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\fr-fr\msseooberes.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\fr-fr\setupres.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\fr-fr\shellext.dll.mui
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsseWat.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

Usually the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • 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 Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\MsMpSvc\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NisSrv\ImagePath


How to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Microsoft Security Essentials is an application offered by the software company Microsoft Corporation. Frequently, people want to remove this program. This can be difficult because doing this manually takes some know-how regarding PCs. One of the best SIMPLE solution to remove Microsoft Security Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:





1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is one of the best uninstaller and general tool to clean your Windows PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools


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


5. A list of the programs existing on your PC will appear

6. Navigate the list of programs until you locate Microsoft Security Essentials or simply click the Search field and type in "Microsoft Security Essentials". If it is installed on your PC the Microsoft Security Essentials application will be found very quickly. When you select Microsoft Security Essentials in the list of programs, some information regarding the program is available to you:


  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). This explains 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 program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Microsoft Security Essentials:





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


8. After removing Microsoft Security Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of 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 using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or folders are left behind on your PC.

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



Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2003 (5.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • 10.0
Software Application


Disclaimer

This page 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 supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

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

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Last update on: 2016-06-19 09:16:04.507