McAfee Core API by McAfee (Signed)

Remove mchost.exe


There are 3 versions of mchost.exe in the wild, the latest version being 6,8,703,0. mchost.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. The average file size is about 111.05 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to McAfee by VeriSign. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0014% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 2.97 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 7.46 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 358 Bytes per minute for reads and 134 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is mchost.exe?

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File name:mchost.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee Core API
Description:McAfee Host
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\mcafee\core\mchost.exe
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, October 6, 2011
Expiration date:Wednesday, January 1, 2014

VersionsAll file variations of mchost.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
809f02284a14eec9e19ccedd3353db94 12f4f3dc0123fdf5dca017a3bb6c03e91879d70e 159.3 KB
3f4d62f069fbdb38cca26dd0d67c53b0 11d271799c18b20c4d627c2bb75248b992a76f8c 88.95 KB
dccf03e0ebcbcefc6ac149bebcca4983 ad92a9fc137637e418f9cec453074ab29b9f1f24 84.89 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Basic 16.67%
Windows 8 Single Language 16.67%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 50.00% of McAfee Core API.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 50.00%
Dell 50.00%
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