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

what is mcshield.exe?
Purpose of mcshield.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. mcshield.exe

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

Purpose of this file:
Mcshield.exe is a software program which was most likely installed by you at one time or another, but it may also have arrived preinstalled on your computer. The correct file and folder location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware and virus writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This mcshield.exe software is from McAfee and is part of your anti-virus checking. It is ok to leave on your system. (Do not terminate as your anti-virus checking will also be affected, unless you are not using McAfee, since this may have come pre installed on your system). Visit mcshield.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 mcshield.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MANAGE~1\VScan\McShield.exe is the folder that this file can be found in.


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, mcshield.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. mcshield.exe can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is mcshield.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 mcshield.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

  • View All Tasks and Processes
    Mcshield.exe is a software program which was most likely installed by you at one time or another, but it may also have arrived preinstalled on your computer. The correct file and folder location is also listed below, and should always be verified as spyware and virus writers will often use the same named file or like named files and just locate them elsewhere in attempts to fool you. This mcshield.exe software is from McAfee and is part of your anti-virus checking. It is ok to leave on your system. (Do not terminate as your anti-virus checking will also be affected, unless you are not using McAfee, since this may have come pre installed on your system). C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MANAGE~1\VScan\McShield.exe is the folder that this file can be found in. Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.