msmpeng.exe - Is msmpeng.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is msmpeng.exe?
Purpose of msmpeng.exe:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. msmpeng.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
MSMPeng.exe is a program file which may have arrived on your pc when your bought it, or if you installed Microsoft Vista operating system or the Windows defender security program. It may also appear in your computer startup. The actual proper disk location is also shown below, so always verify the location to make sure your file is not spyware or adware related. MSMPeng.exe belongs to Microsoft, and it is part of the "Windows Defender" program and is part of their security suite of software. This file is not considered spyware or adware and it is considered safe. Visit msmpeng.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the msmpeng.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on your disk drive at C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\msmpeng.exe


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, msmpeng.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. msmpeng.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is msmpeng.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

  • Would you recommend that I remove msmpeng.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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    MSMPeng.exe is a program file which may have arrived on your pc when your bought it, or if you installed Microsoft Vista operating system or the Windows defender security program. It may also appear in your computer startup. The actual proper disk location is also shown below, so always verify the location to make sure your file is not spyware or adware related. MSMPeng.exe belongs to Microsoft, and it is part of the "Windows Defender" program and is part of their security suite of software. This file is not considered spyware or adware and it is considered safe. This file will be found on your disk drive at C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\msmpeng.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.