Thread: MsMpEng.exe
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02 Nov 2012  

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I don't see that Windows Defender can be removed in Programs and Features.
I'm on a system now that has MS Security Essentials, and Windows Defender is turned off.

MsMpEng.exe is running, but that is for MS Security Essentials version 4 (not Windows Defender).
The folder for Security Essentials version 4 is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\

I always see all entries because i normally use Process Explorer (not Task Manager).

I think the process you see running is Security Essentials (not Windows Defender).

What is the folder for your MsMpEng.exe?
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