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What is sahookmain.exe?

Part of SiteAdvisor Enterprise by McAfee

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How does sahookmain.exe run?

Process - sahookmain.exe is an instance of a running program. This program executes under the SYSTEM account within Windows with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. sahookmain.exe is executed by the process mcsacore.exe (SiteAdvisor Enterprise by McAfee).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the sahookmain.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of sahookmain.exe users, 17.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is sahookmain.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
     884 KB RAM4.0%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\siteadvisor enterprise\sahookmain.exe

Are there other versions of SiteAdvisor Enterprise?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: sahookmain.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: SiteAdvisor Enterprise
Description: SiteAdvisor
Product version:
Size: 112.6 KB
Original file name: saHookMain.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/5/2011
Expiration date: 12/31/2013

Resource utilization

Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 60.45 MB
Peak committed memory: 63.47 MB
Paged memory: 884 KB
Peak paged memory: 972 KB
Paged system memory: 121.05 KB
Non-paged system memory: 5.69 KB
Working set memory: 356 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.27 MB
Min working set memory: 356 KB
Private memory: 884 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
Peak GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 2
Peak USER objects: 2
Handle count average: 64
Thread count average: 1

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Child Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\x64\saHookMain.exe" saHooker_Initialize_and_Wait

Image hashes

MD5: 75db59a75ab997fc210d85368ce7e1bc
SHA-1: b8be300f1f5ed3a8be0f498f398fe1ab3d155180

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
File packed: No
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