"McAfee Remediation (Prepare)" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\McAfee Remediation (Prepare)" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\McAfee Remediation (Prepare)" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of McAfee antivirus software installation.

You will see "McAfee Remediation (Prepare)" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: McAfee Remediation (Prepare)
Location: \
Description: 
Actions: Start a program - 
   C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\McAfee Anti-Virus And Anti-Spyware\upgrade.exe
Triggers: At task creation - When the task is created or modified - 
   After triggered, repeat every 1:00:00 indefinitely
Conditions: Start the task only if the computer is on AC power
History: 
   ...
   Information 12:01:17 Task completed
   Information 12:01:17 Action completed
   Information 12:01:17 Task registration updated
   Information 12:01:17 Task triggered by registeration
   Information 12:01:17 Created Task Process
   Information 12:01:17 Action Started
   Information 12:01:17 Task Started
   Information 12:01:17 Task Engine received message to start task
   ...

Program file information about "upgrade.exe":

File name: upgrade.exe
File path: 
   C:\Program Files\Common Files\AV\McAfee Anti-Virus And Anti-Spyware\upgrade.exe
File size: 3766704 bytes
Last modified time: 10/11/2016 1:00:52 PM
File description: McAfee Remediation Manager
File version: 9,0,2177,0
Company name: McAfee, Inc.

"upgrade.exe", as part of McAfee antivirus software, is scheduled to run whenever you log on to the computer.

It is recommended to keep "\McAfee Remediation (Prepare)" enabled as a scheduled task to help protect your computer.

 

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