16,1,172,0 1.14%
16,1,172,0 1.14%
16,1,134,0 1.14%
16,1,134,0 6.82%
16,0,470,0 1.14%
16,0,470,0 1.14%
15,6,231,0 7.95%
15,6,231,0 39.77%
15,6,231,0 13.64%
15,6,231,0 1.14%
15,6,231,0 10.23%
15,6,225,0 1.14%
15,6,225,0 3.41%
15,0,262,0 1.14%
15,0,262,0 1.14%
15,0,262,0 2.27%
14,0,303,0 1.14%
13,15,102,0 1.14%
13,11,103,0 1.14%
13,0,218,0 1.14%
11,0,201,0 1.14%



McAfee VirusScan by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McOds.exe


There are 21 versions of mcods.exe in the wild, the latest version being 16,1,172,0. It is started as a Windows Service called 'McAfee Scanner' with the name 'McODS'. 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 375.59 KB. The file is a digitally signed and issued to McAfee by VeriSign. The programs McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Total Protection and McAfee All Access – AntiVirus Plus have been observed as installing specific variations of mcods.exe. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0005% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 9.75 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 16.01 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 101.94 KB per minute for reads and 470 Bytes per minute for writes.

What is mcods.exe?

McAfee VirusScan is an antivirus program created and maintained by McAfee Inc. The program is not available as a standalone package, but is included in the McAfee VirusScan Plus package or as part of McAfee Internet Security Suite.

About mcods.exe (from McAfee)

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File name:mcods.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee VirusScan
Description:McAfee VirusScan On-Demand Scan
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\mcafee\virusscan\mcods.exe
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Windows Service
Service name:McODS
Display name:McAfee Scanner
Description:“McAfee Scanner”

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of McAfee VirusScan.)
McAfee, Inc.
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(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mcods.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'McODS' (McAfee Scanner)
  • McODS

VersionsAll file variations of mcods.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
02a1b24273643b3f3542e73c12540599 3db5002822d56993bf92db7cd50fe8c07f7f94e6 281.01 KB
eee0f382b5e8c2c1a6c31920421fd060 7e619d216ae94f0fbdf10f8d1906b33fa19014db 379.57 KB
af32f0e8defa4305ba88090f6ed82933 2b7444de64579a96b9216a764cee146e83fe4542 370.07 KB
93432faea699f7a2b4f4ac5949d0b6ab 8bfaf19d5ce664857647a8eed65afe5e21a95946 370.07 KB
1fd7eb714d1c0e8bb0f1c3d7b631c0ca e05956bdea1714670c270904025c12b0a6bba0e9 272.53 KB
d91364110d6b8be10ff54c6759a4325a df3ffb9bec134a95a6e7fefe8a968d8b6c7729e9 369.57 KB
be7c8c3f8fe52d8f7826e14cf11de949 9d58fe2f3f83a0df806881171a4f6a7f95554424 374.62 KB
1814532db0404c5fb65aa3eb051b2be5 1c39fa4ef312ace2202e52aeb0de4894be090774 374.62 KB
c7da06c9a9aeefbe37aac281ea6385d5 37503c5b9d5cfa978bc37e59eb04f951b0905bb9 272.51 KB
28e03d380182660db0f4a3de89e7272f 1c38c4963b76c63477c51107389a01d6a1f34d9b 374.62 KB
5d57d4b57ccc07450f97c4e929d0483f 50f6f391e222cf9d88c785acec5093f937b20c18 375.05 KB
f2424960b82dfced4fb08596d3ef100a 2dd17b0a8c7c898e8e5e6608ac70b96d4096313b 273.03 KB
b26b99ce6218cc586b727cba7c923233 644e63cb47b5776b73b0addcf6f8182f7d1c2441 374.62 KB
b3cd9ade1c2665124ca34125b331b0b4 09b41d27e364679f302e36bfaf0d6a52c4af2c59 353.52 KB
c6232488cdbf063ce077fc7f8f8c248c 0216dd72c08100e020e65beead98bed85941226d 490.01 KB
44d0da102fa7a1be22fd7499e80dcf9b 8be30c255e06d380c923a48c7d49a3f4e0ef88b5 490.3 KB
e9dbdf6beb9f7c34b0bd608aca0680c7 fa9832a561c567b414a787f485e0656421196725 355.68 KB
35180c22036174b76b448ee42747f6f0 3a9ad42de1d398d92453cbf2a5ee4e649b81767c 356.52 KB
2916d5fae4b8637a957888eac3ce3534 30783c9c17b73cfcecc73081e64021e0727b8fc3 356.52 KB
bb86cf1d3763e7ee3c92655956df125a c8f6e74587dab07e35ed03992b5a668bfaeada45 677.32 KB
cac3e067cad78234d081cf57e3850ae0 b6f866f958004cf02bfa716ba2d9c3b3e39a05ec 345.58 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.05%
Windows 8 20.45%
Windows Vista Home Premium 7.95%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%
Windows 7 Starter 4.55%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 3.41%
Windows 8 Pro 2.27%
Windows 7 Professional 2.27%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.14%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 63.64% of McAfee VirusScan.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 31.46%
Sony 17.98%
Acer 15.73%
ASUS 11.24%
Hewlett-Packard 11.24%
Toshiba 6.74%
Intel 2.25%
Gateway 2.25%
Alienware 1.12%
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