"McAPExe.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"McAPExe.exe" process represents "McAfee Access Protection" program. "McAPExe.exe" process is created by the "McAfee AP Service" service.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         McAPExe

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
McAPExe.exe               9,816 K   McAfee Access Protection

Additional information about "McAPExe.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McAPExe.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: McAPExe.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McAPExe.exe
   Description: McAfee Access Protection
   Version: 14,0,9052,0
   Size: 989192 bytes
   Last modified: 7/11/2016 11:44:08 AM
   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

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\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\McAfee\AP\McVscIns
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

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\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll

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

 

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