During log-on the following message was displayed:
This message is showing because the inbuilt Competitor Removal Utility (CRT) has not removed the start-up registry key, for example:
Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ Value: MSC Data: c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
Note: This item has been raised as DEF98017.
This article covers information on what to do to resolve this error.
The following sections are covered:
Applies to the following Sophos products and versions Sophos Cloud Managed EndpointCompetitor Removal Tool (CRT)
The error message can be safely dismissed in the first instance.
To prevent the message being displayed on each log-on, the MSC registry value referenced in the section above can be deleted using the Windows registry editor.
If you need to remove the registry key from more than one computer, the following scripted approach may prove helpful.
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