mcagent.exe - Is mcagent.exe spyware, adware, or a virus?

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



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common 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


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many spyware, adware, or popup programs do. If you suspect you have spyware or adware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, mcagent.exe may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. mcagent.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is mcagent.exe spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        No.

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

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    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. The location of this file will be at c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.