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What is mcvsshld.exe?

Part of McAfee VirusScan by Networks Associates Technology Inc

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How is mcvsshld.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - mcvsshld.exe is registered with the run identifier 'VirusScan Online' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files2\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the mcvsshld.exe file.Of the 0.4% of mcvsshld.exe users, 28.6% have disabled it.
How stable is McAfee VirusScan?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular software program and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe

What else is related?

McAfee VirusScan Stability

mcvsshld.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Mcafee VirusScan Professional 2004 has known compatibility issues (ApphelpSoftBlock)
Details: Mcafee VirusScan Professional 2004 is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, contact McAfee.
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: mcvsshld.exe
Name: McAfee VirusScan
Description: McAfee VirusScan ActiveShield Resource
Version: 8, 0, 0, 15
Product version: 8, 0, 0, 0
Size: 160 KB
Original file name: mcvsshld.exe

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: VirusScan Online
Command: "C:\Program Files2\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe"

Image hashes

MD5: 3fe1e841ed8483f7a75a1e86f6fc2216
SHA-1: 7447395201f33f22daec2f0e72333f088787b393
SHA-256: 8d8ff7578e5606c5ac4e86aa93ec641d7916a1e097a0ccf760e8967b191c4aa1

PE image details

File packed: No
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