msascuil.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if msascuil.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to purchase a good antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to yourself your PC against threats.
This program is normally found in C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCuiL.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is aa600cf3b9457a1a23fa7ce5f9e1185e.
This application does NOT run as a Windows service. This is normally a good sign.
msascuil.exe appears to have something to do with Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
This application runs in 32-bit mode. It can not use the entire power of nowadays' computer CPUs. This is quite normal because the makers did not upgrade it to use the x64 instruction set.
The description extracted from the file is Windows Defender notification icon.
File version stored as a property 4.10.14393.1198 (rs1_release_sec.170427-1353).
Company Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
This app does NOT have visible elements of user interface. This is most likely a bad sign.
Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
msascuil.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of clean software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from msascuil.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Windows
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Windows Production PCA 2011
This executable is registered to start when your PC starts. Yes
This program does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.