3,1,159,0 4.64%
3,0,287,0 3.97%
3,0,285,0 48.34%
3,0,271,0 0.66%
3,0,229,0 3.97%
3,0,207,0 13.91%
3,0,188,0 0.66%
2,1,119,0 23.84%



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Remove McCHSvc.exe


mcchsvc.exe has 8 known versions, the most recent one is 3,1,159,0. It is started as a Windows Service called 'McComponentHostServiceSony' with the name 'McComponentHostService' and described as “McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 229.79 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to McAfee by the certification authority VeriSign. Numerous variations of mcchsvc.exe have been installed with both McAfee Security Scan Plus and SecurityScan. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 9.43 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 87 KB per minute for reads and 3 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is mcchsvc.exe?

Component Host Service is part of McAfee SecurityCenter, a security solution that allows users to monitor their computer's security status and to know instantly whether their computer's virus, spyware, e-mail, and firewall protection services are up-to-date. Most McAfee SecurityCenter builds offer trial subscriptions to McAfee’s security software.

About mcchsvc.exe (from McAfee)

McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your


File name:mcchsvc.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee Security Scanner
Description:Component Host Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\mcafee security scan\3.0.229\mcchsvc.exe
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Monday, October 10, 2011
Windows Service
Service name:McComponentHostService
Display name:McComponentHostServiceSony
Description:“McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of McAfee Security Scanner.)
McAfee, Inc.
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McAfee Security Scan Plus is a free diagnostic tool that ensures you are protected from threats by actively checking your computer for up-to-date anti-virus, firewall, and web security software. It al...
McAfee, Inc.
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McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your...


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mcchsvc.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • McComponentHostServiceSony
  • 'McComponentHostService' (McAfee Security Scan Component Host Service)

VersionsAll file variations of mcchsvc.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
98e19d3fcaae0236816e4942c5771f89 d04ae742aa2018332e496fce302a3fcfdbd7054b 231.77 KB
8575512ae3d52a9e57e9e517c1df09e8 b3c34d69aef1e9e90027401427da1be4805efe2f 229.27 KB
034606b82fa5bd3e73ab427b6d55f915 fba4c45c87fdab4cb8603d43429208c241e6a923 229.27 KB
485405de203e88b3fe4294a2ea48d7ee d6347f960efcdc2aa971d83b3593eab6f65cd5dc 231.71 KB
9ab4171d5f43f172e10cdf6c6d8e4785 4f7344703881045f124137b510e5f4f93a08986f 231.45 KB
22a7776c5d8eb5930edf9c8dd0884259 4ce1d747a3e86006324389b33be0515e6f3156d7 231.45 KB
ea517bcefae13eca620306181b34c33d a76e8229527d1d2c490f9e1cee3ad57ccc857f5b 231.45 KB
fd3ad5e1ecdaa94a89d6697f5c5465d6 ffe77093ec7f0e327b3c02cb0ce385141b965db6 221.91 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.56%
Windows Vista Home Premium 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 4.64%
Windows 8 Pro 3.31%
Windows 7 Starter 1.99%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.32%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.32%
Windows 8 1.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 0.66%
Windows Vista Business 0.66%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.66%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.66%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 0.66%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.66%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 48.32% of McAfee Security Scanner.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 24.10%
Sony 19.28%
Toshiba 16.87%
Hewlett-Packard 8.43%
Acer 7.23%
ASUS 7.23%
Lenovo 4.82%
NEC 4.82%
Intel 2.41%
Alienware 1.20%
Sahara 1.20%
Samsung 1.20%
American Megatrends 1.20%
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