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What is vstskmgr.exe?

Part of VirusScan Enterprise by McAfee

What is it?

Task Manager 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 vstskmgr.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 vstskmgr.exe run?

Service - vstskmgr.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McTaskManager' (McAfee Task Manager). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee Task Manager runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the vstskmgr.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of vstskmgr.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is vstskmgr.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00024% CPU2397.2%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
13.26 MB RAM61.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
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\virusscan enterprise\vstskmgr.exe

Are there other versions of VirusScan Enterprise?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 (5.1.2600.131072)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: vstskmgr.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: VirusScan Enterprise
Description: Task Manager
Product version: 8.8.0
Size: 205.13 KB

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0008782336%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006385152%
User CPU: 0.00023971841818%
Privileged CPU time: 13088.32 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,582,820,486
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 89.87 MB
Peak committed memory: 274.64 MB
Paged memory: 13.26 MB
Peak paged memory: 14.12 MB
Paged system memory: 113.78 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.93 KB
Working set memory: 2.16 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.97 MB
Min working set memory: 352 KB
Private memory: 13.26 MB
Page faults: 903,778
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 221
Total read transfer: 2.13 MB
Total write operations: 88
Total write transfer: 1.05 KB
Total other operations: 118,008
Total other transfer: 216.2 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 4
Handle count average: 390
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee Task Manager
Service name: McTaskManager
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee-functies voor het plannen van scan- en bijwerkactiviteiten.”

Image hashes

MD5: 2cb697ccb48c77b17be022a32f9b87f3
SHA-1: 96d3c9b16e6fc9ad092b53b15af7629931a4d452
SHA-256: fd3abff9fd808f6fac87a39fbc6095e217e768a487eec4cdbd4cae0e2ebe20f4

PE image details

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