"McCSPServiceHost.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"McCSPServiceHost.exe" process represents "McAfee CSP Service Host" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         McCSPServiceHost

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
McCSPServiceHost.exe     17,844 K   McAfee CSP Service Host

Additional information about "McCSPServiceHost.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\CSP\1.9.829.0\\McCSPServiceHost.exe"

Programe file information:
   Name: McCSPServiceHost.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\CSP\1.9.829.0\McCSPServiceHost.exe
   Description: McAfee CSP Service Host
   Version: 1,9,829,0
   Size: 1910000 bytes
   Last modified: 5/31/2016 5:13:48 AM
   Company Name: McAfee, Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\crypt32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\kernel32.dll.mui
C:\Windows\System32\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui

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\USER32.dll
C:\windows\system32\GDI32.dll
C:\windows\system32\LPK.dll
C:\windows\system32\USP10.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\sechost.dll

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

 

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