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What is mcchsvc.exe?

Part of McAfee Security Scanner by McAfee

What is it?

Component Host Service is part of McAfee SecurityCenter, a security solution that allows users to monitor their computer's security status and to know instantly whether their computer's virus, spyware, e-mail, and firewall protection services are up-to-date. Most McAfee SecurityCenter builds offer trial subscriptions to McAfee’s security software.
Description of mcchsvc.exe from McAfee
McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your security software may be switched off or become out of date without you realizing. Or, you may not have security software installed on your PC. McAfee Security Scan lets you know if your PC is at risk and what you can do to protect it.
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How does mcchsvc.exe run?

Service - mcchsvc.exe runs as a background Windows service (McComponentHostServiceSony). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the mcchsvc.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of mcchsvc.exe users, 12.0% have disabled it.
How stable is McAfee Security Scanner?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is mcchsvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU286.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.86 MB RAM82.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 10 /min0.4%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\3.0.229\mcchsvc.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee Security Scanner?

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 McAfee Security Scanner.

What else is related?

McAfee Security Scanner Stability

mcchsvc.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Stopped working (BEX)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Business (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6002.131072)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Starter (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mcchsvc.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee Security Scanner
Description: Component Host Service
Version: 2,1,119,0
Product version: 2,1,0,0
Size: 221.91 KB
Original file name: McCHSvc.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 10/10/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000510306%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000223773%
User CPU: 0.00002865328985%
Privileged CPU time: 8517.65 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 2 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,399,496,637
CPU cycle count /min: 9,488,401
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 108.78 MB
Peak committed memory: 120.78 MB
Paged memory: 17.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 28.21 MB
Paged system memory: 146.52 KB
Non-paged system memory: 25.76 KB
Working set memory: 1.94 MB
Peak working set memory: 31.13 MB
Min working set memory: 1.78 MB
Private memory: 17.86 MB
Page faults: 167,941
Page faults /min: 30
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 49,295
Read operations /min: 9
Total read transfer: 474.02 MB
Read transfer /min: 87 KB
Total write operations: 11
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 14.81 KB
Write transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Total other operations: 60,299
Other operations /min: 11
Total other transfer: 1.31 MB
Other Transfer /min: 246 Bytes
Handle count average: 385
Thread count average: 11
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 Files\McAfee Security Scan\2.1.121\McCHSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: McComponentHostServiceSony

Image hashes

MD5: fd3ad5e1ecdaa94a89d6697f5c5465d6
SHA-1: ffe77093ec7f0e327b3c02cb0ce385141b965db6
SHA-256: 63da8e601b90da558f0b089e89dd559c3c930430270d85cacac0c0c8d08e5bb2

PE image details

File packed: No
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