3,6,6,129 1.54%
3,6,4,128 1.54%
3,6,4,127 1.54%
3,6,3,330 7.69%
3,6,3,330 7.69%
3,6,2,124 7.69%
3,6,0,137 13.85%
3,6,0,137 23.08%
3,6,0,134 1.54%
3,6,0,134 1.54%
3,5,0,159 13.85%
3,5,0,159 10.77%
3,4,1,118 1.54%
3,4,1,118 1.54%
3,3,1,102 1.54%
2,9,0,242 1.54%
2,8,0,306 1.54%



McAfee SiteAdvisor by McAfee (Signed)

Remove mcsacore.exe


McSACore.exe has 17 known versions, the most recent one is 3,6,6,129. It is started as a Windows Service with the name 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' and described as “McAfee SiteAdvisor Service”. . The average file size is about 115.05 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to McAfee by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs McAfee Internet Security Suite, McAfee SiteAdvisor and Verizon Internet Security Suite have been observed as installing specific variations of McSACore.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0040% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 18.07 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 10.19 KB per minute for reads and 2.54 KB per minute for writes.

What is McSACore.exe?

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.

About 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 insta


File name:McSACore.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee SiteAdvisor
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Windows Service
Service name:McAfee SiteAdvisor Service
Description:“McAfee SiteAdvisor Service”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of McAfee SiteAdvisor.)
McAfee, Inc.
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McAfee Internet Security software provides comprehensive PC and identity protection to keep users safe from online threats, and also shields them from risky Web sites. It offers antivirus, anti-spywar...
McAfee, Inc.
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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. A paid version of McAfee SiteAdvisor, McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus,...
McAfee, Inc.
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Safely connect online knowing all your devices are protected from malicious websites, hackers, scammers, and identity thieves. Our security experts are just one phone call away. We can help remove vir...
McAfee, Inc.
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With McAfee’s Security-as-a-Service solutions protecting your systems and email, log into the McAfee SecurityCenter online management console for complete visibility reports and flexible policy settin...
McAfee, Inc.
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Our powerful combination of performance, accuracy, and reinforcing protections keeps criminals away from your PC and data. From startup to on-access scans, get high performance to minimize scan times ...
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of McSACore.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service'

VersionsAll file variations of McSACore.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
f55dc86cc087421f7105966c1a5c0372 b21a57b98573369abb93ad54362669c0206850a3 137.13 KB
a2bcb725db8896508516c707129f17dd cd5cb9f9f5bb19056315c5475e8ba501dc71dfa0 118.77 KB
9c03265e7fbc3027aecd48756d7d17d7 c0eeb6c6f79c879836b04796158696c230c8c708 100.7 KB
b9f34ae6396dd16c5952bb1069e75173 185262651dcb71d8267c4a3d25608a4630b9d6ec 118.77 KB
11745b78c9302b81b8a7492c10bea002 f65f05efc6d2fe3aab5fd69f8c423b2eb8d09820 100.7 KB
0f8fe97e6b8f4566518469a1a9738c6d 9d9c5fc80e4f93e11df717c44139b94eabdfaaae 117.77 KB
aa44024c1796f40d43f2e6c08b47a564 cfb3c8a312802af12720d8ae10f580aa1cbd0cdd 93 KB
1104a3a552d1d249a6ab5accbdefb5ef f279c0c0808739ed9fefe4002deea469ffe1eb05 101.05 KB
e28381560a24b0e2cfd4f449ad8c37c1 3205d04f5d5c5f1b510550e41b8cefd4bf82f824 101.05 KB
2241ba95626e55be848a455273ddb018 c448787bc57576ebd6aa1ac48fed6a20783ac57f 93 KB
c226ce46cd17fce6261a9de406f01c8b 2de946cea6a7801aa659e3df86635d75845758fb 93 KB
b891e3920f24ff1a3bead6cd2b42ed99 4b69d4ca5feedcf4f9e94a0724a98a94838d05ee 101.05 KB
be8c524313db75fa26fb2b0c0aaff88e 2fb2738a6ae172f8a95e2fa4f25b99844de2fece 101.02 KB
6c3d154fff0a97a6c3d9f78d60c41655 fbc40fc7650cc7a48cd36de1be5b8d94a3fca589 92.97 KB
0455b5115f102e1aae62f2c8485bca2a fcfe459429ad73f8766fb73f6c5402195e37ac3d 86.11 KB
70fe7891f80c0bb4455cd122315064ff 81d1b0d1c51a8ca4678e44742f42cffb94d65db4 201.27 KB
aac3b33ba020d2af530d694a5a920180 763650bfd2558ba7b8e7d29200710bf7cb0d8a48 198.52 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.92%
Windows Vista Home Premium 15.38%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8 6.15%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.62%
Windows 8.1 3.08%
Windows 8 Pro 3.08%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 1.54%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.54%
Windows 7 Starter 1.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.54%
Windows 8 Release Preview 1.54%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 51.56% of McAfee SiteAdvisor.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 38.96%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Sony 15.58%
Lenovo 10.39%
ASUS 5.19%
Acer 3.90%
American Megatrends 2.60%
NEC 2.60%
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