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What is msascui.exe?

Part of Windows Defender User Interface by Microsoft

(msascui.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does msascui.exe run?

Process - msascui.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. msascui.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does msascui.exe start?

Scheduled task - msascui.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows Defender\windows defender'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the msascui.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of msascui.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\windows defender\msascui.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: msascui.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Defender User Interface
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 4.0.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 4.0.9200.16384
Size: 1.24 MB
Original file name: MSASCUI.exe
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001580017%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001336243%
User CPU: 0.00002437740086%
Memory utilization averages
Min working set memory: 0 Bytes

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe"

Scheduled task details

Name: \Microsoft\Windows Defender\windows defender

Image hashes

MD5: 492815a4260a70a4f8f7c77313d00194
SHA-1: 8e3859cd1c52cea5aa03db05690dd02e62eecfbd
SHA-256: dc1967831c034bb644898c195ba8546b73275f5387f8ca002f2fecc09eed5544

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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