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Is FrameworkService.exe safe?

FrameworkService.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if FrameworkService.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

FrameworkService.exe file information

The process known as Framework Service belongs to software McAfee Common Framework or McAfee Framework Service or McAfee Agent or Crystal (version 11 Redistributable) or Microsoft Office Standard or BP iRAS (version 4.0 Suite for Passport) or CINEMA 4D Module Advanced or DesignPro (version 5.0 Limited Edition) by Network Associates (nai.com) or McAfee (www.mcafee.com).

Description: FrameworkService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file FrameworkService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder or in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings" (mainly C:\Program Files\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\COMMON FRAMEWORK\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 102,463 bytes (62% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 6 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/frameworkservice.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. FrameworkService.exe is not a Windows core file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. FrameworkService.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with FrameworkService.exe, you can also do the following:

  • go to the support area of the Mcafee website
  • see if there is a newer version
  • completely remove McAfee Internet Security Suite (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)

Recommended: Identify FrameworkService.exe related errors

If FrameworkService.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 102,463 bytes (70% of all occurrences), 106,586 bytes or 98,304 bytes. The program has no visible window. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The FrameworkService.exe file is not a Windows system file. FrameworkService.exe is able to hide itself.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FrameworkService.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FrameworkService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

The McAfee Framework Service is used to provide the majority of MA (McAfee Agent) functionality. Used with ePolicy Orchestrator. Should be located in the McAfee\common framework folder.
  Robert S  
McAfee is both user interface and cpu unfriendly. Never see it catch any virus but did see it slow my 4-core PC frequently.
Its the underlining components for McAfee's EPO. use within enterprise environments.
Allows McAfee to do updates, if service is not running, you will get error when tring to manually update your McAfee... Set to Automatic (Delayed Start).. for faster startup :)
Essential McAfee service in order to enforce policy or get VSE DAT updates from the internet or ePO server.
Yeah, it's a McAffee thing. It's not particularly a security risk, except it is opaque to users and it definitely is a risk to your productivity, taking a full 100% of one core on a dual core system. WTH?
McAfee antivirus. McAfee needs to make this a low priority thread.. not fuckin hogging my CPU when i am working
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Agent (used in enterprise environment)
  Conny Landstedt  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FrameworkService.exe: based on 55 votes with 9 reviews.
36 users think FrameworkService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 12 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think FrameworkService.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 5 users don't grade FrameworkService.exe ("not sure about it").

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