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What is Mcshield.exe?

Part of VSCORE.14.0.0.433.x86 by McAfee

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How does mcshield.exe run?

Service - Mcshield.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McShield' (McAfee Real-time Scanner). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee Real-time Scanner 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.

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What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the mcshield.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of mcshield.exe users, 16.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is Mcshield.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU70.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
99.09 MB RAM460.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 28 /min1.2%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\Mcshield.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 VSCORE.14.0.0.433.x86.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7600.0)

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File details

File name: Mcshield.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: VSCORE.14.0.0.433.x86
Description: On-Access Scanner service
Version: VSCORE.14.0.0.433.x86
Size: 141.31 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/12/2008
Expiration date: 10/9/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002461688%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002390928%
User CPU: 0.00000707595644%
Privileged CPU time: 68437.64 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 31 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,969,083,714
CPU cycle count /min: 520,608,684
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 229.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 241.16 MB
Paged memory: 99.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 111.23 MB
Paged system memory: 123.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 19.77 KB
Working set memory: 32.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 100.63 MB
Min working set memory: 7.57 MB
Private memory: 99.09 MB
Page faults: 1,634,231
Page faults /min: 752
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 59,117
Read operations /min: 27
Total read transfer: 230.02 MB
Read transfer /min: 108.33 KB
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 3 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 140,364
Other operations /min: 65
Total other transfer: 1.17 MB
Other Transfer /min: 566 Bytes
Resources
Handle count average: 469
Thread count average: 37
Thread resource averages
ntdll.dll
sechost.dll
ole32.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe

Service details

Name: McAfee Real-time Scanner
Service name: McShield
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Scans files for viruses and other threats when they are accessed by this computer.”

Image hashes

MD5: 5c4260ca6b57f18ecfa6522b745d1129
SHA-1: d2e4515cc63d973d8491e2fed2382672072c0d1c
SHA-256: 2e4fba6c2bae941fe6ffd595b5bbe4d8d21ad48e46d9454d0e28602f1cbae75e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
lockdown.dll
lz32.dll
msvcrt.dll
mytilus3.dll
mytilus3_server.dll
mytilus3_worker.dll
ntdll.dll
ole32.dll
user32.dll
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