"mfefire.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"mfefire.exe" process represents "McAfee Core Firewall Service" program. "mfefire.exe" process is created by the "McAfee Firewall Core Service" service.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         mfefire

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
mfefire.exe               8,780 K   McAfee Core Firewall Service

Additional information about "mfefire.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mfefire.exe" -mms

Programe file information:
   Name: mfefire.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe
   Description: McAfee Core Firewall Service
   Version: SYSCORE.15.4.0.822
   Size: 232688 bytes
   Last modified: 4/26/2016 6:55:12 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\System32\drivers\etc
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\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll

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

 

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