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Remove mcupdate.exe


mcupdate.exe has 6 known versions, the most recent one is 12,8,958,0. mcupdate.exe is run as a standard windows process in the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges. The average file size is about 972.98 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to McAfee by the certification authority VeriSign. This is a .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) assembly. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is less than 0.01%, the average private memory consumption is about 5.15 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 9.52 MB and typical read I/O operations are around 30 Bytes per minute.

What is mcupdate.exe?

McAfee Update Launcher for McAfee SecurityCenter is 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. The program generates security alerts which notify users about emergency virus outbreaks and other important security related messages.

About mcupdate.exe (from McAfee)

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File name:mcupdate.exe
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee SecurityCenter
Description:McAfee Update Launcher
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\\agent\mcupdate.exe
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Expiration date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013

VersionsAll file variations of mcupdate.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
df600bc9fa14a22e455cbc7763d612cc ea3da939bf45d5e597250a01da482bb9251ff29e 1.47 MB
7ccd27f0a18bd290ace13f0a8d1cb31a 8ca8fad04fca900ce441799e06648691d917f03a 837.74 KB
2063bd65a2046e254d53b7d44d66ad57 af3571eb5b6c73ba47842ce61c21edd47f8bcd46 868.43 KB
8b7fcc3f3b793a42ab9a94c6adce19c6 2a033a369527951c71b2fad81b10b6f64f05aeac 868.5 KB
69987cce839ef23b901d93df800a43f8 4870932a9ab3d572d137951d3ed19040222e75e3 868.5 KB
2b8b5e2734fe0292dbdd53420086e9ef a118a70d76a5fc22fc25dfc633954037e40e9d1a 891.11 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8 Single Language 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 37.50% of McAfee SecurityCenter.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 40.00%
Sony 40.00%
Acer 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard 10.00%
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