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

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


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

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

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