What is mcinfo.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the mcinfo.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Mcinfo.exe file information

The process known as mcinfo.exe belongs to software McAfee Personal Firewall Plus by McAfee (

Description: Mcinfo.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mcinfo.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 335,872 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > McAfee Personal Firewall Plus).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mcinfo.exe. Therefore, you should check the mcinfo.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

McAfee came preloaded. never installed or used. used "add & remove" on McAfee products & Nortons stopped a "Malicious Script Attack". then after reboot I find in temp folder trying to call out. Nortons says to block, that it is a "High Risk"..

Summary: Average user rating of mcinfo.exe: based on 3 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks mcinfo.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving mcinfo issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mcinfo. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mcinfo.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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