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Program info

Estimated safety rating


mcsvhost.exe is a program which is probably NOT a virus or malware. So, if mcsvhost.exe is on your computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, it is still recommended to purchase a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to defend yourself against viruses and malware.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\Platform\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe

Usually, this program is stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\Platform\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is a52acbecfe7be36e377a203b969705ae.

Is running as a service


This program is a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are useful programs, which perform useful functions to other applications or to Windows in general.

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 program is McAfee Service Host.

File version


File version extracted from the file 6,4,4016,0.


 McAfee, Inc.

Producer McAfee, Inc..


 Copyright © 2016 McAfee, Inc.

Legal copyright notice Copyright © 2016 McAfee, Inc..

Digitally signed


mcsvhost.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays the large majority of legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from mcsvhost.exe is valid. This is most likely a clean, ok program.

Certifier name

 McAfee, Inc.

Digitally signed by: McAfee, Inc.

Issuer name

 Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

Certificate's issuer name: Symantec Class 3 SHA256 Code Signing CA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have a removal routine set up in registry.