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

what is msmpeng.exe?
Purpose of msmpeng.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: 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

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

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

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