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What is mctray.exe?

Part of McAfee System Tray by McAfee

What is it?

McTray Application is part of McAfee SecurityCenter, a security solution that allows users to monitor their computer's security status and to know instantly whether their computer's virus, spyware, e-mail, and firewall protection services are up-to-date. Most McAfee SecurityCenter builds offer trial subscriptions to McAfee’s security software.
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How does mctray.exe run?

Process - mctray.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. mctray.exe is executed by the process udaterui.exe (McAfee Agent by McAfee).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the mctray.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of mctray.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mctray.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00004% CPU435.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.46 MB RAM25.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
106 GDI objects70.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\common framework\mctray.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee System Tray?

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by McAfee System Tray.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: mctray.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee System Tray
Description: McTray Application
Size: 73.31 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 10/10/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001254724%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000819155%
User CPU: 0.00004355685336%
Privileged CPU time: 234 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 758,658,297
CPU cycle count /min: 5,076,402
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 102.32 MB
Peak committed memory: 108.24 MB
Paged memory: 5.46 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.87 MB
Paged system memory: 165.08 KB
Non-paged system memory: 10.32 KB
Working set memory: 642 KB
Peak working set memory: 10.11 MB
Min working set memory: 252 KB
Private memory: 5.46 MB
Page faults: 143,290
Page faults /min: 72
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 516.05 KB
Read transfer /min: 277 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 174 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 2,276
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 36.59 KB
Other Transfer /min: 20 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 106
Peak GDI objects: 109
USER objects: 112
Peak USER objects: 114
Handle count average: 276
Thread count average: 18
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command

Image hashes

MD5: e79a7b9609b7f3f4f788d4b7c271b396
SHA-1: 546a57014a72d78742b4d027d298a54bfa41b7f0
SHA-256: 1acb4f7c3c0353bd2467897a5c724e0f01fc5736b7667c5f0dd3eaea72bb2632

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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