msmpeng.exe is a application which is probably legit. So, if msmpeng.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your system against potential security problems.
This program is usually stored on disk in C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe.
The MD5 fingerprint for this program is 5d31780eabba5fb994ae217ff79ac01c.
This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without displaying anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful functions to other programs or to Windows in general.
msmpeng.exe seems to use the functions of Windows SFC (System File Checker) or Windows File Protection.
64-bit code has been detected. This exe can put to good use the full power of a modern computer cpu.
The description extracted from the file is Antimalware Service Executable.
File version stored as a property 4.10.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved..
msmpeng.exe is digitally signed. Today the large majority of serious software applications are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from msmpeng.exe checks out perfectly. This is very good.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.