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

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McSvHost.exe

McAfee Shared Service Host by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McSvHost.exe
Version:   2,6,259,0
MD5:   ecab006ac6136f1307e140b633cdb8c2
SHA1:   07cadc4580b516446103c71db8f603d91bd5dad0
SHA256:   caf7b51c0be52a80faee6a2f93d5af0d9acd7c2255c4d711ec467755c4f8b9b6

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:2,6,259,0
Product version:2,6,0,0
Size:163.85 KB (167,784 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

ResourcesPrograms

The following program will install this file
McAfee, Inc.
7% remove
McAfee VirusScan is an antivirus program created and maintained by McAfee Inc. McAfee markets VirusScan to home and home-office users; McAfee also develops VirusScan Enterprise for use in corporate environments. The product is not available as a standalone package, but is included in the McAfee VirusScan Plus package or as part of McAfee Internet Security Suite.

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:0.00937072%
    0.028634%
    Kernel CPU:0.00686293%
    0.013761%
    User CPU:0.00250779%
    0.014873%
    Kernel CPU time:71,342,658 ms/min
    100,923,805ms/min
    CPU cycles:11,004,526/sec
    17,470,203/sec
    Context switches:7/sec
    284/sec
    Memory
    Private memory:36.41 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):19.37 MB
    Private (minimum):3.25 MB
    Non-paged memory:36.41 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:198.61 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):229.58 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:9.15 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):29.09 MB
    37.95 MB
    Page faults:565,874/min
    2,039/min
    I/O
    I/O read transfer:177.71 KB/sec
    1.02 MB/min
    I/O read operations:92/sec
    343/min
    I/O write transfer:34.6 KB/sec
    274.99 KB/min
    I/O write operations:21/sec
    227/min
    I/O other transfer:49.8 KB/sec
    448.09 KB/min
    I/O other operations:11,779/sec
    1,671/min
    Resource allocations
    Threads:56
    12
    Handles:925
    600
    GUI GDI count:10
    103
    GUI USER count:23
    49

    BehaviorsProcess properties

    Integrety level:System
    Platform:32-bit
    Command line:"C:\Program Files\common files\mcafee\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
     
    ole32.dll
    Total CPU:2.95857744%
    0.272967%
    Kernel CPU:2.83448541%
    0.107585%
    User CPU:0.12409203%
    0.165382%
    CPU cycles:55,860,328/sec
    5,741,424/sec
    Memory:1.27 MB
    1.16 MB
    ntdll.dll
    Total CPU:0.70109794%
    Kernel CPU:0.64375933%
    User CPU:0.05733860%
    CPU cycles:14,471,818/sec
    Memory:1.16 MB
    saupkeep.dll (McAfee SiteAdvisor by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.09822602%
    Kernel CPU:0.04652888%
    User CPU:0.05169714%
    CPU cycles:1,490,568/sec
    Memory:660 KB
    hipshield.dll (McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.04009968%
    Kernel CPU:0.02004984%
    User CPU:0.02004984%
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:576 KB
    mps.dll (McAfee Parental Controls by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.02484859%
    Kernel CPU:0.00149723%
    User CPU:0.02335135%
    CPU cycles:392,159/sec
    Memory:1.89 MB
    MSVCR100.dll
    Total CPU:0.02060302%
    Kernel CPU:0.01108509%
    User CPU:0.00951793%
    CPU cycles:326,456/sec
    Memory:764 KB
    RPCRT4.dll
    Total CPU:0.01820124%
    Kernel CPU:0.00000000%
    User CPU:0.01820124%
    CPU cycles:12,900/sec
    Memory:780 KB
    msksrvr.dll (McAfee Anti-Spam by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.01719887%
    Kernel CPU:0.01135317%
    User CPU:0.00584570%
    CPU cycles:300,925/sec
    Memory:52 KB
    mfefwctl.dll (SYSCORE by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.01265105%
    Kernel CPU:0.00367527%
    User CPU:0.00897578%
    CPU cycles:238,948/sec
    Context switches:1/sec
    Memory:164 KB
    mcmscsub.dll (McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.01066077%
    Kernel CPU:0.00574523%
    User CPU:0.00491553%
    CPU cycles:139,039/sec
    Memory:496 KB
    SaSSHMod.dll (McAfee SiteAdvisor by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00649525%
    Kernel CPU:0.00281790%
    User CPU:0.00367735%
    CPU cycles:121,722/sec
    Memory:1.8 MB
    mpscfg.dll (McAfee Parental Controls by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.00461222%
    Kernel CPU:0.00152084%
    User CPU:0.00309139%
    CPU cycles:71,300/sec
    Memory:412 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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