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What is engineserver.exe?

Part of VSCORE. by McAfee

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How does engineserver.exe run?

Service - engineserver.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McAfeeEngineService' (McAfee Engine Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee Engine 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the engineserver.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of engineserver.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is engineserver.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00009% CPU870.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     572 KB RAM2.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 3 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\virusscan enterprise\engineserver.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: engineserver.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Description: McAfee Engine Service
Version: VSCORE.
Size: 22.28 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: 0.0000976274%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000105820%
User CPU: 0.00008704540986%
Privileged CPU time: 1093.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 16.46 MB
Peak committed memory: 306.52 MB
Paged memory: 572 KB
Peak paged memory: 248.53 MB
Paged system memory: 27.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 1.84 KB
Working set memory: 140 KB
Peak working set memory: 196.15 MB
Min working set memory: 132 KB
Private memory: 572 KB
Page faults: 89,684
Page faults /min: 12
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 14,617
Read operations /min: 2
Total read transfer: 544.09 MB
Read transfer /min: 76.08 KB
Total write operations: 3
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 84 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 744
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 694.06 KB
Other Transfer /min: 97 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 44
Thread count average: 3

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee Engine Service
Service name: McAfeeEngineService
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee Engine Service”

Image hashes

MD5: ee0a38ded998b259635e9fd84dbf3bbf
SHA-1: f3eba36ea6425161197d68eff5668ad36ed73d95
SHA-256: bee34a00eecb14b61ad08b881080951f8a6c930c4346196f18412b3970e03a4d

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File packed: No
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