mcagent.exe - Is mcagent.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is mcagent.exe?
Purpose of mcagent.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: mcagent.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Mcagent.exe is a program that will be found on many computers, this may have even arrived as preinstalled software on your computer when you first purchased it. The proper disk location for this file is listed below, as we always list the proper disk location so you can verify it is not spyware or virus related. Always verify the file location as spyware and virus programs are often similiar or same names, and just placed elsewhere on your computer in an attempt to fool you. This mcagent.exe file is called the Mcafee agent. It is part of your Mcafee virus protection and Mcafee security suite of software. Its purpose is to connect to the Mcafee server and update and verify that your virus definitions are up to date. This file is considered safe and is not considered spyware. Visit mcagent.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the mcagent.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
The location of this file will be at c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe


  • Is mcagent.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is mcagent.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove mcagent.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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