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What is mcagent.exe?

Part of McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee SecurityCenter is 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. The program generates security alerts which notify users about emergency virus outbreaks and other important security related messages.
Description of mcagent.exe from McAfee
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How does mcagent.exe run?

Process - mcagent.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account.

How does mcagent.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - mcagent.exe is registered with the run identifier 'mcui_exe' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey' 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the mcagent.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of mcagent.exe users, 27.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mcagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00011% CPU1106.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
10.91 MB RAM50.7%
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.
              36 GDI objects24.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee SecurityCenter?

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 SecurityCenter.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7600.0)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: mcagent.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee SecurityCenter
Description: McAfee Security Center
Version: 9,15,160,0
Product version: 9,15,0,0
Size: 1.16 MB
Original file name: mcagent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 10/5/2011
Expiration date: 12/31/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002075963%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000969900%
User CPU: 0.00011060632285%
Privileged CPU time: 3510.02 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 576,628,870
CPU cycle count /min: 3,544,251
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 124.53 MB
Peak committed memory: 132.86 MB
Paged memory: 10.91 MB
Peak paged memory: 10.97 MB
Paged system memory: 193.73 KB
Non-paged system memory: 20.27 KB
Working set memory: 760 KB
Peak working set memory: 12.33 MB
Min working set memory: 436 KB
Private memory: 10.91 MB
Page faults: 199,765
Page faults /min: 53
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 57
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 552.73 KB
Read transfer /min: 149 Bytes
Total write operations: 10
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 164.17 KB
Write transfer /min: 44 Bytes
Total other operations: 28,570
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 473.76 KB
Other Transfer /min: 128 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 36
Peak GDI objects: 59
USER objects: 23
Peak USER objects: 32
Handle count average: 363
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 32-bit
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: mcagent_exe
Command: C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe /runkey

Image hashes

MD5: 796ad8ebea1cbc334d07fcbe152e6167
SHA-1: f0c7509083a54b967d4d935e4e150c86fc87354b
SHA-256: bd1f61b11c55439687f2da9b938599638872f6d36be0f06353cedac6a3d7a0ff

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File entropy: 5.90694
File packed: No
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