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What is mcawfwk.exe?

Part of McAfee Activation Wizard Framework by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee Activation 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 mcawfwk.exe from McAfee
Spam is mass-distributed, unsolicited email and instant messaging advertising. Most spam promotes get-rich-quick schemes, questionable products, fraudulent offers, or pseudo-legal services. Spam protection, also known as AntiSpam helps keep you and your family or business safe from dangerous website spoofs that can lead to your PC, potentially compromise your identity, and threaten the security of what you value.
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How does mcawfwk.exe run?

Service - mcawfwk.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McAWFwk' (McAfee Activation Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. McAfee Activation 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 mcawfwk.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of mcawfwk.exe users, 22.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is mcawfwk.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000120% CPU12.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.92 MB RAM13.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\msc\mcawfwk.exe

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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 Activation Wizard Framework.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: mcawfwk.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee Activation Wizard Framework
Description: McAfee Activation Service
Version: 3,8,108,0
Product version: 3,8,0,0
Size: 326.77 KB
Original file name: McAWFwk.exe

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: 0.0000028236%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000016210%
User CPU: 0.00000120264769%
Privileged CPU time: 625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 249,179,129
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 59.76 MB
Peak committed memory: 67.4 MB
Paged memory: 2.92 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.1 MB
Paged system memory: 126.85 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.44 KB
Working set memory: 1.76 MB
Peak working set memory: 8.95 MB
Min working set memory: 1.54 MB
Private memory: 2.92 MB
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 4
Total read transfer: 1.42 MB
Total write operations: 3
Total write transfer: 420 Bytes
Total other operations: 276
Total other transfer: 3.49 KB
Handle count average: 233
Thread count average: 4

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\mcafee\actwiz\mcawfwk.exe

Service details

Name: McAfee Activation Service
Service name: McAWFwk
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee Activation Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 4f3fae9e811e64bbe68152f0ed186d75
SHA-1: 56744f723abbfd334040049165c7f680ae95588f

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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