I’ve been search the Web for information on “mpas-fe_bd.exe” (c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\Install\mpas-fe_bd.exe) but there seems to be nothing out there (google only give me links that look promising but actually contain no relevant information). I’m running Vista, with all the latest patches.
I keep geting told by Comodo that “mpas-fe_bd.exe” is signed by Microsoft and is a safe application, but I get asked to grant it permission to run. But when I searched Microsoft.com, it came back empty! Very mysterious. I don’t know what it does, and it seems to reappear even after I manually delete it.
Can anyone help, please? It’s very worrying.
I presume you have Windows Defender because this exe runs every time it updates its definitions.
I can confirm this (VistaSP1).
There are more of these for windows defender update:
Give them “Installer or Updater” rights and most of the pop up’s should disappear.
Thanks for the confirmations about mpas-fe_bd.exe. It is still strange that Microsoft.com does not list this or even mention it on its Web site.
And I can’t remember… should I be running Windows Defender at the same time as Comodo? Should I turn off Defender?
I’s safe to run Windows defender along side with CFP and most other security programs
Honestly speaking Windows Defender is junk when compared to SuperAntiSpyware and Malware Bytes.
It is, but as it uses almost no recources, it doesn’t matter to run an on-acces scanner which is free.
I have another problem. This one affects only Internet Explorer. Is it safe to allow Java to run “ssvagent.exe”?
I think it’s JRE 1.6.0_07.
It’s part of the Java updater so it should be safe to allow
but it’s not safe to install java