McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McAPExe.exe


There are 8 versions of McAPExe.exe in the wild, the latest version being 12,8,957,0. It is started as a Windows Service called 'McAfee AP Service' with the name 'McAPExe'. 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 161.39 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to McAfee by VeriSign. The programs ooVoo Video Chat Toolbar, Search Protect and McAfee All Access – AntiVirus Plus have been observed as installing specific variations of McAPExe.exe. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0007% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 4.04 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 6.15 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 1.42 KB per minute for reads and 0 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is McAPExe.exe?

McAfee Access Protection 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 McAPExe.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:McAPExe.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee SecurityCenter
Description:McAfee Access Protection
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McAPExe.exe
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Friday, June 10, 2011
Windows Service
Service name:McAPExe
Display name:McAfee AP Service
Description:“McAfee AP Service”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of McAfee SecurityCenter.)
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ClickMeIn Limited
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Client Connect LTD
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of McAPExe.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'McAPExe' (McAfee AP Service)

VersionsAll file variations of McAPExe.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
96e7aa538ab0edeccab3862ba4b66232 771a3ec1353229a77f5e0d58db557c820685cdc6 174.34 KB
34fca19fe407a7b9996db5b4ccec5c8c d788eb6a477d44d152d5fa82b228c919ea01a80b 173.88 KB
906b1230b7c41f4ca7e07d30fbd31b63 265a568b08df7aa2f6740e1729ce13768683ce63 173.88 KB
ba0057269377e102240e479cdaa357c8 a77b3684a18a7807a65807db89cd60216d4c3ef2 137.16 KB
4bbe96c7ddb51cb50953d66c5c4e93c6 725376df7a3c4c08d4a7512d6f8eaa28b2806797 165.33 KB
c1d8836625296de901938b593842238e 13b6f0a7f5e3263f3f8acd52e2e8a84b60d02c49 164.9 KB
02a9c2f2288f4936713cc5aeb41c0213 1856052d54012299a690710a5c25be53360e41ab 136.73 KB
0598718b45dac2de0b2e78861a016de8 ad51facba63b404b0a7e5a4d2e2d5625cc331ada 164.9 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.16%
Windows 8.1 23.81%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 17.46%
Windows 8 11.11%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 3.17%
Windows 7 Professional 1.59%
Windows 8 Pro 1.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.59%
Windows Vista Home Premium 1.59%
Windows 7 Starter 1.59%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 49.21% of McAfee SecurityCenter.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
ASUS 31.58%
Dell 25.26%
Acer 13.68%
Hewlett-Packard 10.53%
Lenovo 8.42%
Sony 6.32%
Toshiba 4.21%
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