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What is mcods.exe?

Part of McAfee VirusScan by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee VirusScan is an antivirus program created and maintained by McAfee Inc. The program is not available as a standalone package, but is included in the McAfee VirusScan Plus package or as part of McAfee Internet Security Suite.
Description of mcods.exe from McAfee
Essential security software so you can surf, shop, and socialize online while our anti-virus software, anti-malware, and firewall keep you safe. Relentless security software scans and blocks dangerous emails, risky web content, and online threats like viruses, Trojans, spyware, and rootkits.
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How does mcods.exe run?

Service - mcods.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McODS' (McAfee Scanner). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee 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 0.5% of all Boost users have the mcods.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of mcods.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mcods.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00001% CPU93.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.36 MB RAM57.4%
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\mcods.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee VirusScan?

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 VirusScan.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: mcods.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee VirusScan
Description: McAfee VirusScan On-Demand Scan
Version: 15,6,231,0
Product version: 15,6,0,0
Size: 374.62 KB
Original file name: McOds.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000575203%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000481947%
User CPU: 0.00000932559666%
Privileged CPU time: 113646.73 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 20 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,426,618,437
CPU cycle count /min: 93,564,287
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 132.21 MB
Peak committed memory: 143.62 MB
Paged memory: 12.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 29.74 MB
Paged system memory: 163.28 KB
Non-paged system memory: 23.91 KB
Working set memory: 4.22 MB
Peak working set memory: 38.16 MB
Min working set memory: 576 KB
Private memory: 12.36 MB
Page faults: 29,172
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 119
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.45 MB
Read transfer /min: 272 Bytes
Total write operations: 29
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 1007 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,208,043
Other operations /min: 574
Total other transfer: 104.13 MB
Other Transfer /min: 19.09 KB
Handle count average: 401
Thread count average: 12
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\VirusScan\mcods.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee Scanner
Service name: McODS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee Scanner”

Image hashes

MD5: 28e03d380182660db0f4a3de89e7272f
SHA-1: 1c38c4963b76c63477c51107389a01d6a1f34d9b

PE image details

File packed: No
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