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

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

Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: mpsigstub.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
MpSigStub.exe is a program which was most likely never installed by you but may have appeared on your computer without you realizing it. The actual folder location for this MpSigStub.exe file is shown to you below. Note that sometimes viruses appear as similiar names or in similiar folder locations as they hope to fool you into thinking a virus file is a good file. Always verify the location. This file is called the Microsoft Malware Protection Signature Update Stub. This MpSigStub.exe will start and stop occasionally so it will not always show in your system tasklist. This file is considered safe and is not virus, malware, or spyware related. Visit mpsigstub.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 mpsigstub.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found at c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe

  • Is mpsigstub.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is mpsigstub.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

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

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