msmpeng.exe is a program which is most likely legit. So, if msmpeng.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against threats.
Usually, this program is found in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this file is 5542a0007c55c2470e15efebe8fb9843.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
This executable uses the net to communicate. In this day and age this is ok. For example, most of the apps on your PC check for updates. For this, Internet communications are necessary.
64-bit code has been detected. This program can exploit the full power of a current PC processor.
The description present in the file is Antimalware Service Executable.
File version extracted from the file 4.10.0205.0.
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
msmpeng.exe is digitally signed. Today most legit software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to msmpeng.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
It has an uninstall string in registry, which is good. si are uninstall.