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What is McAPExe.exe?

Part of McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee Access Protection 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.
Description of mcapexe.exe from McAfee
McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your security software may be switched off or become out of date without you realizing. Or, you may not have security software installed on your PC. McAfee Security Scan lets you know if your PC is at risk and what you can do to protect it.
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How does mcapexe.exe run?

Service - McAPExe.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McAPExe' (McAfee AP Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee AP Service 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 0.4% of all Boost users have the mcapexe.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of mcapexe.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is McAPExe.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00011% CPU1113.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          3.62 MB RAM16.8%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McAPExe.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee SecurityCenter?

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 McAfee SecurityCenter.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: McAPExe.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee SecurityCenter
Description: McAfee Access Protection
Version: 12,8,957,0
Product version: 12,8,0,0
Size: 174.34 KB
Original file name: McAPExe.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 6/10/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0001735006%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000621134%
User CPU: 0.00011138726741%
Privileged CPU time: 122.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 275,256,022
CPU cycle count /min: 53,835
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 53.99 MB
Peak committed memory: 55.99 MB
Paged memory: 3.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 4.84 MB
Paged system memory: 86.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.48 KB
Working set memory: 4.02 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.96 MB
Min working set memory: 3.57 MB
Private memory: 3.62 MB
Page faults: 3,186
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 232
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 449.5 KB
Read transfer /min: 91 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 154 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 222
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 3.39 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Handle count average: 83
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McAPExe.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee AP Service
Service name: McAPExe
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee AP Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 96e7aa538ab0edeccab3862ba4b66232
SHA-1: 771a3ec1353229a77f5e0d58db557c820685cdc6

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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