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What is shstat.exe?

Part of VirusScan Enterprise by McAfee

What is it?

VirusScan tray icon is part of McAfee's enterprise-level product, VirusScan Enterprise, designed this for use on larger networks. It contains features intended to make management of antivirus software on multiple computers easier. Unlike the home-user edition, it consists of a client application - loaded on all networked computers - and a server application, through which the system installs signature and application updates and configures settings for all client programs.
Description of shstat.exe from McAfee
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance.
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How does shstat.exe run?

Process - shstat.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. shstat.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does shstat.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - shstat.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ShStatEXE' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the shstat.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of shstat.exe users, 29.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is shstat.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU853.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.18 MB RAM10.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
110 GDI objects73.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     4 context switches/sec4.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\virusscan enterprise\shstat.exe

Are there other versions of VirusScan Enterprise?

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 VirusScan Enterprise.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: shstat.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: VirusScan Enterprise
Description: VirusScan tray icon
Product version: 8.7.0
Size: 121.31 KB

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001866130%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001012717%
User CPU: 0.00008534129299%
Privileged CPU time: 890.62 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 4
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 45.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 46.31 MB
Paged memory: 2.18 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.57 MB
Paged system memory: 68.32 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.67 KB
Working set memory: 692 KB
Peak working set memory: 5.78 MB
Min working set memory: 188 KB
Private memory: 2.18 MB
Page faults: 804,002
Page faults /min: 110
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 472.48 KB
Read transfer /min: 66 Bytes
Total other operations: 645
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 19.32 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 110
USER objects: 92
Handle count average: 85
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: ShStatEXE
Command: "C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE

Image hashes

MD5: e027f3281f486184b81438a2df621c96
SHA-1: 44a50f07cd96a011b8e9980834c7202021d0124d

PE image details

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