msmpeng.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if msmpeng.exe is on your PC, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against threats.
This application is normally stored in C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is ff29f4c0adcc2b177c3cc6e4497d2259.
This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it runs on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.
msmpeng.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This program runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the entire set of features of current PC chips. This ordinarily happens because the authors did not bother to upgrade it to 64-bit code.
The description extracted from the program is Antimalware Service Executable.
File version extracted from the file 4.9.10586.0 (th2_release.151029-1700).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
msmpeng.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from msmpeng.exe verifies as ok. This is most likely a clean, ok program.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This program does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.