What does the mpas-fe_bd.exe file do?
The mpas-fe_bd.exe process is also known as AntiMalware Definition Update or, as the case may be, AntiSpyware Definition Update and is a part of Microsoft Anti-Malware Signature Package or, as the case may be, Microsoft Malware Protection. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of mpas-fe_bd.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AntiMalware Definition Update has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AntiMalware Definition Update has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mpas-fe_bd.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mpas-fe_bd.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mpas-fe_bd.exe AntiMalware Definition Update
mpas-fe_bd.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Mpas-fe_bd.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 7,852,824 bytes (20% of all these files), 1,340,328 bytes, 1,851,304 bytes, 3,392,272 bytes or, as the case may be, 13,179,660 bytes.
This mpas-fe_bd program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). It is no part of Microsoft Windows. For this reason, 26% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mpas-fe_bd.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about mpas-fe_bd?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Microsoft Anti-Malware Signature Package or Microsoft Malware Protection
To remove AntiMalware Definition Update from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Microsoft Anti-Malware Signature Package or Microsoft Malware Protection in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if mpas-fe_bd.exe (AntiMalware Definition Update) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AntiMalware Definition Update. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AntiMalware Definition Update or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mpas-fe_bd.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.