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What is mcsacore.exe?

Part of SiteAdvisor Enterprise by McAfee

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How does mcsacore.exe run?

Service - mcsacore.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the mcsacore.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mcsacore.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mcsacore.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU74.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.7 MB RAM12.5%
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\siteadvisor enterprise\mcsacore.exe

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 SiteAdvisor Enterprise.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: mcsacore.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: SiteAdvisor Enterprise
Description: SiteAdvisor
Product version:
Size: 173.6 KB
Original file name: McSACore.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000328058%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000253121%
User CPU: 0.00000749376744%
Privileged CPU time: 335439.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 464 ms
CPU cycle count: 437,266,225
CPU cycle count /min: 649,679
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 62.29 MB
Peak committed memory: 66.51 MB
Paged memory: 2.7 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.93 MB
Paged system memory: 113.19 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.62 KB
Working set memory: 3.18 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.81 MB
Min working set memory: 2.51 MB
Private memory: 2.7 MB
Page faults: 4,691
Page faults /min: 7
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 243
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 89.57 KB
Read transfer /min: 136 Bytes
Total write operations: 31
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 13.66 KB
Write transfer /min: 21 Bytes
Total other operations: 631
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 8.85 KB
Other Transfer /min: 13 Bytes
Handle count average: 154
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\McSACore.exe"
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\McSACore.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Offre une assistance de base pour McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise”

Image hashes

MD5: afad61262cc1a36e8b089de9a1a54060
SHA-1: c0f9dbe2f7a0f922165a1eb1a07952cbfe688fae
SHA-256: 607423703269b117035cd7db33fd94db8af7e9c0d71e55ed42c16edf5609748d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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