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What is McSvHost.exe?

McSvHost.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if McSvHost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

McSvHost.exe file information

The process known as McAfee Service Host belongs to software McAfee Shared Service Host or McAfee Integrated Security Platform or McAfee SiteAdvisor Service, McAfee Personal Firewall Service, McAfee Services, McAfee VirusScan An or McAfee Personal Firewall Service, McAfee Services, McAfee VirusScan Announcer, McAfee Network Agen by McAfee (www.mcafee.com).

Description: McSvHost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file McSvHost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 271,480 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 167,784 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/mcsvhost.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. The McSvHost.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The McSvHost.exe file is digitally signed. McSvHost.exe is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with McAfee, Inc. come up, you could also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs ).

Recommended: Identify McSvHost.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as McSvHost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the McSvHost.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Related to McAfee Internet Security
Related to McAfee on some computers, eats CPU
Part Of Mcafee Internet Security. it seems to use a decent amount of cpu power but if you use mcafee then its fine.
It is killing my XP computer 100% CPU
  Jay Bilyeu  

Summary: Average user rating of McSvHost.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments.
2 users think McSvHost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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