"McAWFwk.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"McAWFwk.exe" process represents "McAfee Activation Service" program. "McAWFwk.exe" process is created by the service: "McAfee Activation Service".

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         McAWFwk

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
McAWFwk.exe               5,260 K   McAfee Activation Service

Additional information about "McAWFwk.exe" process:

Command line:
   c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\actwiz\mcawfwk.exe

Programe file information:
   Name: McAWFwk.exe
   Location: c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\actwiz\mcawfwk.exe
   Description: McAfee Activation Service
   Version: 5,0,9002,0
   Size: 419096 bytes
   Last modified: 4/1/2016 3:30:32 PM
   Company Name: McAfee, Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32

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

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\VERSION.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\WINTRUST.dll
C:\windows\system32\CRYPT32.dll
C:\windows\system32\MSASN1.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\PSAPI.DLL

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

 

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