What is MSASCui.exe? Is MSASCui.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: Windows Defender User Interface

Product: Windows Vista

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft

File: MSASCui.exe

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This file is located in the folder C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\ and is a component of the Windows Defender Antispyware feature from Microsoft. It should be left running when using this fetaure. http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/msascui.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of MSASCui.exe: based on 62 votes. Read also the 52 reviews.

609 users ask for this file. 47 users rated it as not dangerous. 5 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 8 users rated it as dangerous. 8 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about MSASCui.exe:
AntiSpyware   ywan
Windows Defender   Rican
This is the beta version of Windows AntiSpyware, called Windows Defender  See also: Link   Courtney
Windows Defender  
Microsoft new antispyware beta   Andrew
Part of Microsoft's Windows Defender Beta 2   Vampire Heart
If you trust in Microsoft then you can trust in this one too. Part of Windows Defender   AJP
Process belonging to Windows Defender, shouldn't be terminated  
Windows Defender   Xphome
by Microsoft Corporation Windows Defender User Interface   Debra A. Snipes
Seems to be the graphic interface of MsMpEng.exe (Windows Defender engine)   pszczepa
It's a file associated with Windows Defender. If u don't want it or is causing u problems, just remove Windows Defender.   Dryden
Windows defender.   Michael
This is windows defender antispyware which runs in the background of your pc very safe also works fine with vista  See also: Link   colin.f.
Block it from starting   Poo
Part of windows defense anti spyware program involving updates   crazyjv69
Yeah its Windows Defender -- harmless   kOaL
Windows Defender   Sky_Pilot
Like the others said, there's nothing to be worried about. It's just part of Windows Defender (Beta and Beta 2).  See also: Link   Santa
part of windows defender  
it's windows defender --don't disable it   jimmy
part of the standalone windows defender program  See also: Link   paul
Windows defender   Godlike
Part of Windows Defender-Anti-Spyware!   Bill
windows defender   gelrend
Microsoft's Windows Defender Antispyware program.  See also: Link   Robb
Windows Defender   Richard
Windows Defenfer, antispywer for Microsoft Windows   omniscient
caused X9350 Lexmark wireless printer problems, months of angst...disabled Defender, problem solved   T. Tucker
M$ windows defender app   badass
IT belongs to windows defender  
Windows Defender   Bob
you remove the program and the task is still running and there   anon
Microsoft Windows Defender, usefull security extension  See also: Link   NoDoubt
Windows defender antispyware  
it is now corrupt and will not open windows defender. the file needs to be replaced but cannot accessc cbs log   m.nadeau
was placed in "user"\local settings\application data and inserted itself in the registry as associated to the .exe file extension and launched "fake" virus scanning product   Erik
MalWare - VERY hard to remove   Dog
it is a virus and it attacks your computer.  See also: Link   brandon
It's windows defender, it is anti spyware from windows defender..Don't remove it.   Jay-ar
Annoying and persistent; I already have the full version of McAfee antivrus and my comp is doing fine. This MSAScui thing blocked YouTube, saying "this link has viruses", which we all know is a lie. Replace it with something that works.   anon
Windows Defender  See also: Link   Def. Info
MS Win Defender   jonny
been using windows defender for months & this process shows up just today??   lucy
uses a lot of cpu  
I tried to remove Windows Defender, thought I accomplished it number times. I have a Dell at home. (PC) and a HD Mac at work.... Windows defender and all their BS with weird files we don't understand... Everyone has start up problems.. You have to have a virus protection program like norton or better. But Macs are the way to go if you wanna stay virus free. Windows has to be in on it with the anti virus companies + all the hackers if they don't send out "their own"   SchuDaddy
It notice was always popping up on my computer. I deleted the scheduled tasks in task manager and it stopped.   sand
It is an part of Windows Defender Antispyware But malware can be named anything   Capucchino
Assuming that you have the original distributed product, it is an important part of the Windows malware defense. It should be left in place even if you have another third party antivirus product installed.  See also: Link   ota
Windows Defender User Interface   mjm949

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