What is mcupdate.exe?
Mcupdate.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 mcupdate.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.
Mcupdate.exe file information
The process known as McAfee SecurityCenter Update Engine or Windows Media Center Store Update Manager or McAfee Update Launcher or VirusScan AutoUpdate or McAfee.com SecurityCenter Update Engine
belongs to software McAfee SecurityCenter or Microsoft Windows Operating System or McAfee.com SecurityCenter or McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or Networks Associates Technology (nai.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or McAfee.com (us.mcafee.com) or Network Associates (nai.com).
Description: Mcupdate.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. mcupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" - e.g. C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\Agent\.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 212,992 bytes (76% of all occurrences), 180,224 bytes and 8 more variants.
The program has a visible window. Mcupdate.exe is not a Windows core file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Mcupdate.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
You may want to uninstall the software McAfee, Inc. or Family Tree Maker using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs).
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If mcupdate.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 2% dangerous. The file size is 136,192 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 198,656 bytes. The file is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. Mcupdate.exe is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "McUpdateExe" can run at start up. From McAfee VirusScan On-line. Automatically updates your virus definitions. Leave enabled unless you regularly update these definitions
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mcupdate.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mcupdate.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.
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