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Program info

Estimated safety rating


mcsvhost.exe may be a dangerous application, according to heuristic analysis. This program triggers many of the "possible danger" flags described in this document. It is yet unknown if mcsvhost.exe is malware or a legit program which doesn't cause harm your PC. Please be careful with it.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\mcsvchost\McSvHost.exe

Usually, the default name and folder where this application is stored is
C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\mcsvchost\McSvHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 fingerprint for this executable is e4421ee8dac8ad4cccf6090c9ea52211.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your PC in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which provide useful features to other programs or to the Windows Operating System.

Accepts incoming connections


mcsvhost.exe appears to act as a net server. This means other computers can connect to it. This is sometimes ok, but in some cases it can cause a security breach. We advise evaluating this carefully.

Accesses the internet


This executable uses the Internet to communicate. Today this is expected from a program. For example, most of the apps on your computer check for updates. In order to do this, Internet communications are necessary.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a 64-bit executable. It runs using the full capacity of modern computer processors.

File description

 McAfee Service Host

The description extracted from the file is McAfee Service Host.

File version


File version stored as a property 1,0,180,0.


 McAfee, Inc.

Company McAfee, Inc..


 Copyright © 2010 McAfee, Inc.

Copyright notice Copyright © 2010 McAfee, Inc..

Digitally signed


The digital signature is missing from this program. The publisher did not bother to sign it. This is probably bad.

Can be uninstalled


This program does NOT have a removal routine stored in registry.