Is msseces.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of msseces.exe:









File purpose and description:

msseces.exe is a file which may have arrived as preinstalled on your computer. The actual hard drive location and folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related. Sometimes the spyware or virus writers simply place a similiar or same named file elsewhere on your computer hoping to fool you. This msseces.exe software file is part of microsoft's security suite and its a new program that appeared after the Windows XP days. This msseces.exe software is a free software security module that can be downloaded on the microsoft site, I highly recommend this and think it is very good. It is not part of windows by default so you need to go download and install it. It seems to catch alot of the malware and viruses that I have seen other free security programs not be able to catch. This msseces.exe file will also run in your computer startup and will be viewable in your tasklist. This file is considered safe and is not virus, adware, or spyware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
msseces.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This program is located at c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, msseces.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of msseces.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!