"mcupdate.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"mcupdate.exe" process represents "McAfee Update Launcher" program.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         McSvHost
            mcupdate

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
mcupdate.exe              7,508 K   McAfee Update Launcher

Additional information about "mcupdate.exe" process:

Command line:
   "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe" /uishrequest

Programe file information:
   Name: mcupdate.exe
   Location: c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcupdate.exe
   Description: McAfee Update Launcher
   Version: 14,0,9052,0
   Size: 2620688 bytes
   Last modified: 7/11/2016 11:44:16 AM
   Company Name: McAfee, Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent
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

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\system32\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\system32\PSAPI.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

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

 

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