"McClientAnalytics.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"McClientAnalytics.exe" process represents "AnalyticsSDK" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            McClientAnalytics

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
McClientAnalytics.ex      9,964 K   AnalyticsSDK

Additional information about "McClientAnalytics.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\ClientAnalytics\McClientAnalytics.exe" -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: McClientAnalytics.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\ClientAnalytics\McClientAnalytics.exe
   Description: AnalyticsSDK
   Version: 1,4,129,0
   Size: 1318208 bytes
   Last modified: 4/18/2016 2:54:52 PM
   Company Name: Intel Security
   
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\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

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

 

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