What is mfevtps.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 mfevtps.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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Mfevtps.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mfevtps
Mfevtps.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as McAfee Process Validation Service belongs to software SYSCORE or McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service or SYSCORE. or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise by McAfee (

Description: Mfevtps.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mfevtps.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 238,288 bytes (13% of all occurrences), 172,416 bytes and 19 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. The mfevtps.exe file is not a Windows system file. Mfevtps.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMcAfee, Inc. or McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  2) contact to assist you.

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Important: Some malware disguises itself as mfevtps.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mfevtps.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

MFEVTPS.exe process uses a large amount of memory on startup
  Romeo   (further information)
Can be a problem with XP - see mcafee website below
  J Harrison   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of mfevtps.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving mfevtps issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mfevtps. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mfevtps.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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