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What does the msert.exe file do?

The msert.exe process is also known as Microsoft Support Emergency Response Tool and is a part of Microsoft Anti-Malware Signature Package. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of msert.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about msert.exe msert.exe

msert.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file msert.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". The file size is 13,179,660 bytes.
This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The msert file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Msert.exe is capable of track other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 20% 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 msert.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 msert?

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

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To remove msert.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Microsoft Anti-Malware Signature Package in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if msert.exe (msert.exe) 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 msert.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for msert.exe 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 msert.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.

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