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What is mcshield.exe?

Part of VSCORE by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee On-Access Scanner service is part of McAfee's core security products. This is a common modules that is shared between a number of McAfee progams.
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How does mcshield.exe run?

Service - mcshield.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McShield' (McAfee McShield). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee McShield 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the mcshield.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mcshield.exe users, 10.0% have disabled it.
How stable is VSCORE?
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 mcshield.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00054% CPU5418.4%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
239.9 MB RAM1114.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\mcafee\systemcore\mcshield.exe

Are there other versions of VSCORE?

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 VSCORE.

What else is related?

VSCORE Stability

mcshield.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Dej de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Dej de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Dej de funcionar (APPCRASH)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

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File details

File name: mcshield.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Description: McAfee On-Access Scanner service
Version: VSCORE.
Size: 194.6 KB

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/31/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0012332957%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006914566%
User CPU: 0.00054183908405%
Privileged CPU time: 554989.16 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 412,173,764
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 415.37 MB
Peak committed memory: 607.83 MB
Paged memory: 239.9 MB
Peak paged memory: 350.66 MB
Paged system memory: 139.15 KB
Non-paged system memory: 31.05 KB
Working set memory: 63.29 MB
Peak working set memory: 449.85 MB
Min working set memory: 44.09 MB
Private memory: 239.9 MB
Page faults: 129,294,706
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 51,188
Total read transfer: 432.94 MB
Total write operations: 1
Total write transfer: 107.57 KB
Total other operations: 467,228
Total other transfer: 11.77 MB
Handle count average: 449
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 Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mcshield.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee McShield
Service name: McShield
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee OnAccess Scanner”

Image hashes

MD5: e998e3b12101288d716558466cbf6ae1
SHA-1: 9d414594f8a207852d05d228a580e96646161b12

PE image details

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