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What is mcupdate.exe?

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How is mcupdate.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - mcupdate.exe is registered with the run identifier 'MCUpdateExe' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files2\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdate.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.
Scheduled task - mcupdate.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name 'McAfee.com Update Check (GYPSY-Gyp)' and is triggered by the Daily action. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the mcupdate.exe file.Of the 0.5% of mcupdate.exe users, 22.2% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: mcupdate.exe
Name: McAfee SecurityCenter
Description: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Engine
Version: 4, 3, 0, 7
Product version: 4, 3, 0, 0
Size: 176 KB
Original file name: mcupdate.exe

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: MCUpdateExe
Command: C:\Program Files2\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdate.exe

Scheduled task details

Name: McAfee.com Update Check (GYPSY-Gyp)
Command: \McAfee.com Update Check (GYPSY-Gyp)

Image hashes

MD5: 27385955e28e1e08461a1cc5c95d1da8
SHA-1: f3a07dfa15f35891735678662891355666acc4c8
SHA-256: 3d8d18f3234bbb90faa6c2ae868d3b86b50b0e55a048e9a9b9b65a9609030324

PE image details

File packed: No
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