Should I block it?

No, this file is 100% safe to run.

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%


PE structurePE file structure

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Import table
RegQueryValueExA, CopySid, GetLengthSid, IsValidSid, TraceEvent, GetTraceLoggerHandle, GetTraceEnableLevel, GetTraceEnableFlags, RegisterTraceGuidsW, UnregisterTraceGuids, RegSetValueExA, RegQueryInfoKeyW, RegSetValueExW, RegQueryValueExW, RegCreateKeyExW, RegOpenKeyExW, LookupPrivilegeValueW, AdjustTokenPrivileges, RegisterServiceCtrlHandlerW, SetServiceStatus, RegEnumValueW, RegDeleteValueW, RegCloseKey, OpenThreadToken, OpenProcessToken, SetSecurityDescriptorDacl, InitializeAcl, AddAccessAllowedAce, GetAclInformation, AddAce, GetAce, LookupAccountNameW, GetTokenInformation, SetSecurityDescriptorGroup, SetSecurityDescriptorOwner, InitializeSecurityDescriptor, StartServiceCtrlDispatcherW, RegCreateKeyA, StartServiceW, OpenSCManagerW, OpenServiceW, ControlService, QueryServiceStatus, CloseServiceHandle
FindClose, InterlockedExchange, SwitchToThread, InterlockedCompareExchange, ReleaseMutex, OutputDebugStringW, GetFileAttributesW, InterlockedIncrement, InterlockedDecrement, GetLocalTime, GetCurrentThreadId, WriteFile, SetFilePointer, CreateFileW, CreateMutexW, GetModuleFileNameW, FindFirstFileW, GetProcessTimes, GetSystemTimeAsFileTime, SetLastError, VirtualQuery, CreateDirectoryW, GetCurrentDirectoryW, WritePrivateProfileStringW, WritePrivateProfileStructW, TerminateProcess, DecodePointer, EncodePointer, lstrlenA, WideCharToMultiByte, MultiByteToWideChar, GetVersionExA, SetProcessWorkingSetSize, ResetEvent, InitializeCriticalSection, CreateTimerQueueTimer, RegisterWaitForSingleObject, CreateTimerQueue, WaitForSingleObject, UnregisterWaitEx, DeleteTimerQueueTimer, DeleteTimerQueueEx, Sleep, SetEvent, CreateEventW, OpenEventW, GetCurrentProcessId, LeaveCriticalSection, EnterCriticalSection, DeleteCriticalSection, InitializeCriticalSectionAndSpinCount, LoadLibraryW, GetProcAddress, GetTickCount, FreeLibrary, GetCommandLineW, GetCurrentThread, GetCurrentProcess, CloseHandle, FindResourceExW, FindResourceW, LoadResource, LockResource, SizeofResource, QueryPerformanceCounter, QueryPerformanceFrequency, GetLastError, RaiseException, HeapSetInformation, GetProcessHeap, HeapSize, HeapReAlloc, HeapFree, HeapAlloc, HeapDestroy, UnhandledExceptionFilter, SetUnhandledExceptionFilter, IsDebuggerPresent, GetSystemInfo, GetACP, GetLocaleInfoA, GetModuleHandleW, LoadLibraryA, CreateFileA, SetEndOfFile, WriteConsoleW, GetConsoleOutputCP, WriteConsoleA, ReadFile, FlushFileBuffers, SetStdHandle, GetConsoleMode, GetConsoleCP, RtlUnwind, VirtualAlloc, HeapCreate, VirtualFree, ExitProcess, GetStdHandle, GetModuleFileNameA, GetCPInfo, GetOEMCP, IsValidCodePage, TlsGetValue, TlsAlloc, TlsSetValue, TlsFree, LCMapStringW, FreeEnvironmentStringsW, GetEnvironmentStringsW, SetHandleCount, GetFileType, GetStartupInfoA, GetModuleHandleA, LCMapStringA, GetStringTypeA, GetStringTypeW, Module32First, CreateToolhelp32Snapshot, OpenProcess, FindFirstFileA, IsBadWritePtr, Module32Next, GetShortPathNameA, lstrlenW, GetSystemDirectoryA, SystemTimeToFileTime, IsBadReadPtr, SetThreadPriority
CoUninitialize, CLSIDFromString, CoGetClassObject, CoInitializeSecurity, CoInitializeEx, CoRevokeClassObject, CoRegisterClassObject, CoInitialize, CoCreateInstance
GetFileVersionInfoW, VerQueryValueW, GetFileVersionInfoSizeW


McAfee Shared Service Host by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McSvHost.exe
Version:   3,1,171,0
MD5:   31fb9d7453c424d14a6c3927483e5e60
SHA1:   b9628bc22a48c76b7b9fe7fce964a1a38015b183
SHA256:   dc29e32b7dbb0dd46a4ccf2dd2d0467306e346413cd8979646c57a0c94c83916

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


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:3,1,171,0
Product version:3,1,0,0
Size:179.97 KB (184,288 bytes)
Build date:10/7/2012 4:11 PM
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
More details


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'

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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