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Program info

Estimated safety rating


mcshield.exe is a application which is most likely NOT a virus or malware. So, if mcshield.exe is on your computer, it is most likely ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against threats.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\AMCore\mcshield.exe

The default filename and folder where this program is stored is
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\AMCore\mcshield.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is 452b538d757d0593624b3649416ba507.

Is running as a service


This program does NOT run as a Windows service. This is usually a good sign.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the net to communicate. Today this is ok. For example, most of the programs on your PC check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This exe can put to good use the full power of a current PC processor.

File description

 McAfee Scanner service

The description present in the exe is McAfee Scanner service.

File version

 Anti-Malware Core.

File version Anti-Malware Core.


 McAfee, Inc.

Author McAfee, Inc..


 Copyright© 2017 McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Legal copyright notice Copyright© 2017 McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of the Operating System have been used, such as functions for tapping the keyboard. We advise you to perform more in-depth research about this program.

Digitally signed


mcshield.exe is digitally signed. Nowadays most clean programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature found in mcshield.exe is valid. This is very good.

Certifier name

 McAfee, Inc.

Digital certificate name: McAfee, Inc.

Issuer name

 VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Certificate's issuer name: VeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2010 CA

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have an uninstall command set up in registry.