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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%


Parent process
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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:   3,1,181,0
MD5:   c966b6448b935e7e025e00561bc47743
SHA1:   6cac8d517f4e7c9c28ea5f140ed8f66afd3f1ce1
SHA256:   62977278faf8d72d6238886116814a80afbd5d876097e2491994746bb34d373f

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:3,1,181,0
Product version:3,1,0,0
Size:180.4 KB (184,728 bytes)
Build date:11/30/2012 5:27 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'
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)
    Total CPU:0.00878037%
    Kernel CPU:0.00375670%
    User CPU:0.00502367%
    Kernel CPU time:56,644 ms/min
    Private memory:38.53 MB
    21.59 MB
    Private (maximum):21.54 MB
    Private (minimum):12.57 MB
    Non-paged memory:38.53 MB
    21.59 MB
    Virtual memory:260.57 MB
    140.96 MB
    Virtual memory (peak):272.26 MB
    169.69 MB
    Working set:20.95 MB
    18.61 MB
    Working set (peak):38.98 MB
    37.95 MB
    Resource allocations

    BehaviorsProcess properties

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


    Total CPU:0.41393151%
    Kernel CPU:0.36746671%
    User CPU:0.04646480%
    CPU cycles:6,597,154/sec
    Memory:1.23 MB
    1.16 MB
    Total CPU:0.32763141%
    Kernel CPU:0.18835952%
    User CPU:0.13927189%
    CPU cycles:5,277,314/sec
    Memory:1.36 MB
    hipshield.dll (McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.22775195%
    Kernel CPU:0.13132471%
    User CPU:0.09642724%
    CPU cycles:3,685,414/sec
    Memory:576 KB
    msvcr100.dll (Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 by Microsoft)
    Total CPU:0.17185017%
    Kernel CPU:0.08408565%
    User CPU:0.08776452%
    CPU cycles:2,741,025/sec
    Memory:764 KB
    mps.dll (McAfee Parental Controls by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.08851980%
    Kernel CPU:0.00767778%
    User CPU:0.08084202%
    CPU cycles:1,388,882/sec
    Memory:1.91 MB
    mfefwctl.dll (SYSCORE by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.05436314%
    Kernel CPU:0.01965873%
    User CPU:0.03470441%
    CPU cycles:792,239/sec
    Memory:164 KB
    platformservicefw.dll (Platform by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.04289402%
    Kernel CPU:0.02920444%
    User CPU:0.01368958%
    CPU cycles:674,159/sec
    Memory:284 KB
    mcprtmgrplugin.dll (McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.03748346%
    Kernel CPU:0.01919849%
    User CPU:0.01828496%
    CPU cycles:574,349/sec
    Memory:536 KB
    mfehida.dll (SYSCORE by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.03122434%
    Kernel CPU:0.02387744%
    User CPU:0.00734690%
    CPU cycles:420,379/sec
    Memory:88 KB
    HomeNetSvc.dll (McAfee Integrated Security Platform by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.02197401%
    Kernel CPU:0.01198607%
    User CPU:0.00998794%
    CPU cycles:396,310/sec
    Memory:2.71 MB
    msksrvr.dll (McAfee Anti-Spam by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.02016410%
    Kernel CPU:0.00993186%
    User CPU:0.01023224%
    CPU cycles:313,978/sec
    Memory:60 KB
    mpscfg.dll (McAfee Parental Controls by McAfee)
    Total CPU:0.01806574%
    Kernel CPU:0.00812958%
    User CPU:0.00993616%
    CPU cycles:269,654/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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