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msascuil.exe windows defender notification icon

msascuil.exe windows defender notification icon

How do I fix MSASCuiL exe?

  • Method 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, “snapshot”, or backup image before error occurred.
    • To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
    • Hit the Windows Start button
    • When you see the search box, type “System Restore” and press “ENTER“.
    • In the search results, find and click System Restore.
    • Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
    • Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
    • Restore your computer to that backup image.
  • Method 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing MSASCuiL.exe file. (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):
    • Hit the Windows Start button
    • In the search box, type “cmd” but DO NOT PRESS “ENTER”.
    • Press and hold “CTRL-Shift” on your keyboard while pressing “ENTER“.
    • You’ll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
    • In the box, click “YES“.
    • You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
    • In that black screen, type “sfc /scannow” and hit “ENTER“.
    • SFC will begin scanning for MSASCuiL.exe issues and any other system file problems.
    • Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.
  • Method 3: Perform a Windows Update.
    • Hit the Windows Start button
    • In the search box, type “Update” and press “ENTER“.
    • In the Windows Update dialog box, click “Check for Updates” (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
    • If updates are available for download, click “Install Updates“.
    • After the update is completed, restart your PC.

How to uninstall the program

Remove Windows Defender notification icon from your computer

  • Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  • Type the word uninstall.
  • Click Add or remove programs.
  • Now locate the program in the list of displayed applications.
  • Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

What is the Windows Defender notification icon?

To make it more obvious, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update adds a Windows Defender icon to the notification area on your taskbar. The shield-shaped Windows Defender icon appears even if you have installed and are using another antivirus program, as you can now use Windows Defender in conjunction with another antivirus.

What is Programfiles Windows Defender MSASCuiL exe?

msascuil.exe (or MSASCuiL.exe) is a legitimate file/process, which is a part of Microsoft Windows 10.