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VersionsAdditional versions

3,8,703,0 24.84%
3,1,181,0 0.13%
3,1,181,0 0.13%
3,1,171,0 3.89%
3,1,171,0 0.13%
3,0,284,0 0.13%
3,0,284,0 1.00%
2,6,259,0 52.20%
2,6,259,0 12.17%
2,6,195,0 0.13%
2,6,195,0 2.89%
2,0,230,0 0.13%
2,0,230,0 2.26%

Relationships

Parent process
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McSvHost.exe

McAfee Shared Service Host by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McSvHost.exe
Version:   3,0,284,0
MD5:   2c696acbbbfff7d25c1f468087feb561
SHA1:   d9d93f5799c10cb2d577d3dff9f3c2a0856460a1
SHA256:   6d463e26252e75cb6adf023dbf645471e0b1bda21d82bc1a4ee427249630caea

What is McSvHost.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 McSvHost.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

DetailsDetails

File name:mcsvhost.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee Shared Service Host
Description:McAfee Service Host
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\common files\mcafee\mcsvchost\mcsvhost.exe
File version:3,0,284,0
Product version:3,0,0,0
Size:215.68 KB (220,856 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

BehaviorsBehaviors

Services
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' as a shared service by the Service Host (svchost.exe)
  • 'McNaiAnn' (McAfee VirusScan Announcer)
  • HomeNetSvc
  • 'McOobeSv2' (McAfee OOBE Service2)
  • 'McOobeSv' (McAfee OOBE Service)
  • 'mcpltsvc' (McAfee Platform Services)
  • 'McMPFSvc' (McAfee Personal Firewall)
  • 'mcmscsvc' (McAfee Services)
  • 'McProxy' (McAfee Proxy Service)
  • 'HomeNetSvc' (McAfee Home Network)
  • 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service'
Windows firewall allowed programs
Exceptions allow programs to access to the Internet through an outbound connections
  • Firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe'
Network connections
Access through an approved Windows firewall exception
  • [UDP] listens on port 6646

  • ResourcesResource utilization

    (Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
    Averages
     
    CPU
    Total CPU:0.00050419%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00027118%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00023302%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:772,562 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:23,841/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:41.25 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):32.42 MB
    Private (minimum):2.67 MB
    Non-paged memory:41.25 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:210.87 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):231.46 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:3.36 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):38.48 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:227,732/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:777 Bytes/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:1/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:36 Bytes/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:1/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:49 Bytes/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:4/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:59
    12
    Handles:810
    600

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Platform:64-bit
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\common files\mcafee\platform\mcsvchost\mcsvhost.exe" /mccoresvc
    Owner:SYSTEM
    Windows Service
    Service name:McNaiAnn
    Display name:McAfee VirusScan Announcer
    Description:“McAfee VirusScan Announcer”
    Type:Win32ShareProcess
    Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

    ResourcesThreads

    Averages
     
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.04451424%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:0.01848667%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.02602757%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:966,096/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    79/sec
    Memory:1.66 MB
    1.16 MB
    ole32.dll
    Total CPU:0.03707915%
    Kernel CPU:0.02847515%
    User CPU:0.00860400%
    CPU cycles:827,106/sec
    Memory:2.01 MB
    msksrvr.dll (McAfee Anti-Spam by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00618768%
    Kernel CPU:0.00059661%
    User CPU:0.00559107%
    CPU cycles:130,745/sec
    Memory:64 KB
    mfefwctl.dll (SYSCORE by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00347801%
    Kernel CPU:0.00118651%
    User CPU:0.00229149%
    CPU cycles:99,540/sec
    Context switches:2/sec
    Memory:216 KB
    mps.dll (McAfee Parental Controls by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00265920%
    Kernel CPU:0.00054548%
    User CPU:0.00211372%
    CPU cycles:56,460/sec
    Memory:2.43 MB
    msvcr100.dll (Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.00256697%
    Kernel CPU:0.00135678%
    User CPU:0.00121019%
    CPU cycles:75,485/sec
    Memory:840 KB
    platformservicefw.dll (Platform by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00238539%
    Kernel CPU:0.00163570%
    User CPU:0.00074969%
    CPU cycles:47,582/sec
    Memory:352 KB
    HomeNetSvc.dll (McAfee Integrated Security Platform by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00180200%
    Kernel CPU:0.00074028%
    User CPU:0.00106172%
    CPU cycles:118,876/sec
    Memory:3.38 MB
    mcproxy.dll (McAfee Proxy by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00167732%
    Kernel CPU:0.00148640%
    User CPU:0.00019091%
    CPU cycles:34,795/sec
    Memory:444 KB
    mcprtmgrplugin.dll (McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00106776%
    Kernel CPU:0.00052252%
    User CPU:0.00054524%
    CPU cycles:21,695/sec
    Memory:584 KB
    mpscfg.dll (McAfee Parental Controls by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00061366%
    Kernel CPU:0.00020455%
    User CPU:0.00040911%
    CPU cycles:10,118/sec
    Memory:504 KB
    McSvHost.exe (main module)
    Total CPU:0.00047707%
    Kernel CPU:0.00040892%
    User CPU:0.00006815%
    CPU cycles:8,754/sec
    Memory:220 KB

    Common loaded modules

    These are modules that are typiclaly loaded within the context of this process.

    Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

    OS versiondistribution
    Windows 7 Home Premium 35.50%
    Windows 8.1 32.50%
    Windows 8.1 Single Language 13.00%
    Windows 8 Single Language 7.00%
    Windows 8 5.00%
    Windows 7 Professional 4.00%
    Windows Vista Home Premium 3.00%

    Distribution by countryDistribution by country

    United States installs about 51.50% of McAfee Shared Service Host.

    OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

    PC Manufacturerdistribution
    ASUS 34.12%
    Dell 31.18%
    Lenovo 9.41%
    Hewlett-Packard 9.41%
    Acer 8.24%
    Toshiba 4.71%
    Sony 2.94%
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