"mcods.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "mcods.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "mcods.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "mcods.exe" process?

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A

"mcods.exe" process represents "McAfee VirusScan On-Demand Scan" program. "mcods.exe" process is created by the service: "McAfee Scanner".

"mcods.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "services" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   wininit
      services
         mcods

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "mcods.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
mcods.exe                10,800 K   McAfee VirusScan On-Demand Scan

Additional information about "mcods.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\mcafee\VirusScan\mcods.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: mcods.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\mcafee\VirusScan\mcods.exe
   Description: McAfee VirusScan On-Demand Scan
   Version: 18,0,9019,0
   Size: 795528 bytes
   Last modified: 4/20/2016 2:43:06 PM
   Company Name: McAfee, Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\crypt32
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\OID\EncodingType 0\CertDllCreateCertificateChainEngine\Config
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT
HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseCertificates\CA

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\WINTRUST.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\CRYPT32.dll
C:\windows\system32\MSASN1.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\PSAPI.DLL
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll

"mcods.exe" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "mcods.exe" process.

 

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