Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

VersionsAdditional versions

3,1,159,0 4.64%
3,0,287,0 3.97%
3,0,285,0 48.34%
3,0,271,0 0.66%
3,0,229,0 3.97%
3,0,207,0 13.91%
3,0,188,0 0.66%
2,1,119,0 23.84%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
OpenProcessToken, DeregisterEventSource, ReportEventW, RegisterEventSourceW, DeleteService, ControlService, OpenServiceW, ChangeServiceConfig2W, CloseServiceHandle, CreateServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegQueryValueExW, SetServiceStatus, LookupAccountNameW, InitializeAcl, GetAclInformation, GetAce, AddAce, AddAccessAllowedAce, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, OpenThreadToken, GetTokenInformation, SetSecurityDescriptorOwner, IsValidSid, GetLengthSid, CopySid, SetSecurityDescriptorGroup, InitializeSecurityDescriptor, RegDeleteValueW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegSetValueExW, RegOpenKeyExW, RegEnumKeyExW, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegCloseKey, RegDeleteKeyW
GetLocalTime, GetCurrentThreadId, CreateFileW, WaitForSingleObject, VirtualQuery, InitializeCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, LeaveCriticalSection, GetProcAddress, GetPrivateProfileStringW, FreeLibrary, lstrlenW, GetModuleHandleW, lstrcmpiW, RaiseException, SizeofResource, LoadResource, FindResourceW, LoadLibraryExW, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, LoadLibraryW, GetCurrentProcess, GetCurrentThread, SetEvent, GetCommandLineW, CreateEventW, CreateThread, OutputDebugStringW, GetVersionExA, SetStdHandle, GetConsoleMode, GetConsoleCP, IsValidLocale, EnumSystemLocalesA, GetUserDefaultLCID, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, ReleaseMutex, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, GetCurrentDirectoryW, RemoveDirectoryW, DeleteFileW, FindFirstFileW, SetFileAttributesW, MoveFileExW, GetShortPathNameW, GetVersionExW, GetThreadLocale, GetLocaleInfoA, FlushFileBuffers, GetACP, GetWindowsDirectoryA, CreateFileA, GetFileSize, ReadFile, SetFilePointer, WriteFile, FindNextFileW, FindClose, CreateDirectoryW, CloseHandle, CreateMutexW, GetModuleFileNameW, GetFileAttributesW, GetPrivateProfileStringA, MultiByteToWideChar, GetPrivateProfileStructA, WideCharToMultiByte, WritePrivateProfileStructA, GetLastError, GetCurrentProcessId, InterlockedCompareExchange, Sleep, EnterCriticalSection, WriteConsoleW, GetTickCount, QueryPerformanceCounter, GetFileType, SetHandleCount, GetEnvironmentStringsW, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, HeapReAlloc, GetLocaleInfoW, SetLastError, TlsFree, TlsSetValue, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, IsValidCodePage, GetOEMCP, GetStdHandle, HeapCreate, ExitProcess, HeapSize, IsProcessorFeaturePresent, IsDebuggerPresent, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, UnhandledExceptionFilter, TerminateProcess, LCMapStringW, GetCPInfo, RtlUnwind, GetStartupInfoW, HeapSetInformation, HeapAlloc, GetSystemInfo, VirtualAlloc, VirtualProtect, HeapFree, InterlockedExchange, GetStringTypeW, EncodePointer, DecodePointer
CoTaskMemAlloc, CoTaskMemRealloc, CoTaskMemFree, CLSIDFromString, CoDisconnectObject, CoInitializeSecurity, CoAddRefServerProcess, CoReleaseServerProcess, CoCreateInstance, CoInitializeEx, CoUninitialize, CoResumeClassObjects, CoRegisterClassObject, CoRevokeClassObject, StringFromGUID2
LoadStringW, CharUpperW, MessageBoxW, GetMessageW, PostThreadMessageW, CharNextW, TranslateMessage, DispatchMessageW


McAfee Security Scanner by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McCHSvc.exe
Version:   3,0,229,0
MD5:   9ab4171d5f43f172e10cdf6c6d8e4785
SHA1:   4f7344703881045f124137b510e5f4f93a08986f
SHA256:   4ca90d7f00df4ee322c1f840144c1596758e06b3161c10e303c25fb89f58c3e1

What is McCHSvc.exe?

Component Host 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.

About McCHSvc.exe (from McAfee)

McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your


File name:mcchsvc.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee Security Scanner
Description:Component Host Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\3.0.229\mcchsvc.exe
File version:3,0,229,0
Product version:3,0,0,0
Size:231.45 KB (237,008 bytes)
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Digital DNA
File packed:No
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The following program will install this file
McAfee, Inc.
5% remove
McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool that ensures you are protected from threats by actively checking your computer for up-to-date anti-virus, firewall, and web security software. It also scans for threats in any open programs.


Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • McComponentHostServiceSony
  • 'McComponentHostService' (McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.56%
Windows Vista Home Premium 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 4.64%
Windows 8 Pro 3.31%
Windows 7 Starter 1.99%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.32%
Windows 8 1.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.66%
Windows Vista Business 0.66%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.66%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.66%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.66%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.66%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.32% of McAfee Security Scanner.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 24.10%
Sony 19.28%
Toshiba 16.87%
Hewlett-Packard 8.43%
Acer 7.23%
ASUS 7.23%
Lenovo 4.82%
NEC 4.82%
Intel 2.41%
Alienware 1.20%
Sahara 1.20%
Samsung 1.20%
American Megatrends 1.20%
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