At each log-on you see the following message displayed:
Microsoft Security Client
An error has occurred in the program during initialization. If this problem continues, please contact your system administrator.
Error code: 0x80070002
First seen in
Sophos Cloud Managed Endpoint
The inbuilt Competitor Removal Utility (CRT) has not removed the start-up registry key, e.g.
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
Note: this item has been raised as DEF98017.
What To Do
In the first instance, the error message can be safely dismissed.
To prevent the message being displayed on each log-on, the 'MSC' registry value referenced in the section above can be deleted using Regedit.exe.
If you need to remove the registry key from more than one computer, the following scripted approach may prove helpful.
- Download the file RemoveMSCKey.txt and rename to RemoveMSCKey.vbs.
- Run the script file on each computer, e.g.: