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What is Mcshield.exe?

Part of VSCORE. 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.


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, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is Mcshield.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00137% CPU13716.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
70.97 MB RAM329.6%
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\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)

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File details

File name: Mcshield.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Description: On-Access Scanner service
Version: VSCORE.
Size: 148.81 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 9/7/2007
Expiration date: 10/10/2008

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0018690581%
Privileged CPU: 0.0004973983%
User CPU: 0.00137165980008%
Privileged CPU time: 20342.53 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 15 ms
CPU cycle count: 815,202,003
CPU cycle count /min: 306,540,523
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 171.98 MB
Peak committed memory: 230.9 MB
Paged memory: 70.97 MB
Peak paged memory: 146.61 MB
Paged system memory: 148.15 KB
Non-paged system memory: 27.86 KB
Working set memory: 49.26 MB
Peak working set memory: 150.23 MB
Min working set memory: 2.2 MB
Private memory: 70.97 MB
Page faults: 186,645
Page faults /min: 141
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 131
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 34.4 MB
Read transfer /min: 26.69 KB
Total write operations: 8
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 831 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 305,094
Other operations /min: 231
Total other transfer: 24.11 KB
Other Transfer /min: 19 Bytes
Handle count average: 363
Thread count average: 33
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-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: “このコンピュータがアクセスしたときにファイルをスキャンして、ウイルスやその他の脅威が存在しないことを確認します。”

Image hashes

MD5: d7110415366f285e3be22ece889d5ef0
SHA-1: c43da47c833a88e5a24f8f8ecb15647910ae8705
SHA-256: de55008de28d93fb1af787c4d05c9c7cbb2d264889e7dde713a78933bf577a59

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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