"mfevtps.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"mfevtps.exe" process represents "McAfee Process Validation Service" program. "mfevtps.exe" process is created by the "mfemms.exe" process.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         mfemms
            mfevtps

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
mfevtps.exe               8,204 K   McAfee Process Validation Service

Additional information about "mfevtps.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\windows\system32\mfevtps.exe" -mms

Programe file information:
   Name: mfevtps.exe
   Location: C:\windows\system32\mfevtps.exe
   Description: McAfee Process Validation Service
   Version: SYSCORE.15.4.0.822
   Size: 277744 bytes
   Last modified: 4/26/2016 6:56:24 PM
   Company Name: McAfee, Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.7601.18837_none_a4d981ff711297b6
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
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\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\CRYPT32.dll
C:\windows\system32\MSASN1.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll

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

 

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