"McVulCtr.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"McVulCtr.exe" process represents "McAfee Vulnerability Scanner" program. "McVulCtr.exe" process seems to be created by a service.

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

Boot
   wininit
      services
         svchost
            McVulCtr

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
McVulCtr.exe             10,968 K   McAfee Vulnerability Scanner

Additional information about "McVulCtr.exe" process:

Command line:
   "c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\vul\mcvulctr.exe" -Embedding

Programe file information:
   Name: McVulCtr.exe
   Location: c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\vul\mcvulctr.exe
   Description: McAfee Vulnerability Scanner
   Version: 5,0,2055,0
   Size: 1977960 bytes
   Last modified: 10/5/2016 5:10:04 AM
   Company Name: McAfee, Inc.
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\vul\McVulCtr.exe
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
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\CRYPT32.dll
C:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
C:\windows\system32\MSASN1.dll
C:\windows\system32\WINTRUST.dll
C:\windows\system32\RPCRT4.dll
C:\windows\system32\PSAPI.DLL
C:\windows\system32\USER32.dll

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

 

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