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What is McSACore.exe?

Part of McAfee SiteAdvisor by McAfee

What is it?

SiteAdvisor is a service that reports on the safety of web sites by crawling the web and testing the sites it finds for malware and spam. The functionality of SiteAdvisor can be accessed either through a Browser Plugin or by submitting a URL to the website. SiteAdvisor only rates sites based on the risk of malware or spam.
Description of mcsacore.exe from McAfee
McAfee SiteAdvisor software is a free browser plug-in that provides simple Web site safety ratings and a Secure Search box so you can surf, search and shop more safely. With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives.
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How does mcsacore.exe run?

Service - McSACore.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the mcsacore.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of mcsacore.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is McSACore.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00015% CPU1537.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
15.75 MB RAM73.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe

Are there other versions of McAfee SiteAdvisor?

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 SiteAdvisor.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: McSACore.exe
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee SiteAdvisor
Description: SiteAdvisor
Version: 3,6,6,129
Product version: 3,6,6,0
Size: 137.13 KB
Original file name: mcsacore.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003460004%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001922224%
User CPU: 0.00015377793802%
Privileged CPU time: 390625 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,618,039,504
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 144.02 MB
Peak committed memory: 148.05 MB
Paged memory: 15.75 MB
Peak paged memory: 15.87 MB
Paged system memory: 229.88 KB
Non-paged system memory: 37.13 KB
Working set memory: 4.36 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.59 MB
Min working set memory: 4.11 MB
Private memory: 15.75 MB
Page faults: 10,576
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 192
Total read transfer: 1.65 MB
Total write operations: 216
Total write transfer: 132.15 KB
Total other operations: 5,410
Total other transfer: 154.43 KB
Handle count average: 769
Thread count average: 26

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Child Processes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\mcsacore.exe"

Service details

Name: McAfee SiteAdvisor Service
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “McAfee SiteAdvisor Service”

Image hashes

MD5: f55dc86cc087421f7105966c1a5c0372
SHA-1: b21a57b98573369abb93ad54362669c0206850a3

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
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