"MfeEpeHost.exe" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "MfeEpeHost.exe" process on Windows 8? Is the "MfeEpeHost.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "MfeEpeHost.exe" process?

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A

"MfeEpeHost.exe - McAfee Endpoint Encryption Agent Host Service" process for "McAfee Endpoint Encryption Agent" service is part of McAfee Endpoint Encryption (EE) strong cryptographic facility for denying unauthorized access to data stored on any system or disk when it is not in use. It prevents the loss of sensitive data, especially from lost or stolen equipment. It protects the data with strong access control using Pre-Boot Authentication and a powerful encryption engine.

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

Image Name      PID   Memory    Description

MfeEpeHost.exe  1536  10,572 K  McAfee Endpoint Encryption 
                                    Agent Host Service

Additional information about "MfeEpeHost.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption Agent\MfeEpeHost.exe
   
Started by: services.exe

Files used:
   C:\Windows\System32
   C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption Agent\MfeEpe.log
   
Registry keys: 
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager
HKLM\SOFTWARE\McAfee EndPoint Encryption\MfeEpeHost\Plugins
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Network Associates\ePolicy Orchestrator\Application Plugins

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

 

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