Process name: McAfee Agent

Application using this process: McAfee Internet Security suite


Process name: McAfee Agent

Application using this process: McAfee Internet Security suite


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Process name: McAfee Agent

Application using this process: McAfee Internet Security suite

Recommended: Scan your system for invalid registry entries.

What is mcagent.exe doing on my computer?

mcagent.exe is a process belonging to McAfee Internet Security suite. This process ensures the computer's virus definitions are up to date by communicating with the McAfee VirusScan server on the network.

This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

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Non-system processes like mcagent.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that over time your registry suffers fragmentation and accumulates invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues.

In order to ensure your files and data are not lost, be sure to back up your files online. Using a cloud backup service will allow you to safely secure all your digital files. This will also enable you to access any of your files, at any time, on any device.

Is mcagent.exe harmful?

mcagent.exe has not been assigned a security rating yet. Check your computer for viruses or other malware infected files.
mcagent.exe is unrated

Can I stop or remove mcagent.exe?

Most non-system processes that are running can be stopped because they are not involved in running your operating system. Scan your system now to identify unused processes that are using up valuable resources. mcagent.exe is used by 'McAfee Internet Security suite'.This is an application created by 'Network Associates, Inc.'. To stop mcagent.exe permanently uninstall 'McAfee Internet Security suite' from your system. Uninstalling applications can leave invalid registry entries, accumulating over time. Run a free scan to find out how to optimize software and system performance.

Is mcagent.exe CPU intensive?

This process is not considered CPU intensive. However, running too many processes on your system may affect your PC’s performance. To reduce system overload, you can use the Microsoft System Configuration Utility to manually find and disable processes that launch upon start-up. Alternatively, download PC Mechanic to automatically scan and identify any PC issues.

Why is mcagent.exe giving me errors?

Process related issues are usually related to problems encountered by the application that runs it. A safe way to stop these errors is to uninstall the application and run a system scan to automatically identify any PC issues.

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