What is Mchost.exe?

Mchost.exe is part of McAfeeHost and developed by McAfee, LLC according to the Mchost.exe file information. In certain cases, malicious trackers and scripts can disguise themselves as legitimate files, like Mchost.exe, leading to glitches, overload and system malfunctions.

In such cases, Mchost.exe can create unnecessary records and folders in the Windows registry. Check your PC to eliminate possible application conflicts and system failures.

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Mchost.exe's description is "McAfeeHost".

Mchost.exe is digitally signed by McAfee, LLC.

Mchost.exe is an .exe file.

Mchost.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Common Files\McAfee\Platform\Core\mchost.exe

Mchost.exe basic information

Description
McAfeeHost
Internal Name
mchost
Version
12.9.167.0
Company
Hash
CA17D4152D6F527501A30E5E2B70B88D

Mchost.exe running processes

%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe

Mchost.exe actions

List of the actions Mchost.exe executes on a user's PC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\PartnerCore\CommonBuild\Reconciliation new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\PartnerCore\CommonBuild\Reconciliation\\reconexpirydays new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\PartnerCore\CommonBuild\Reconciliation\\reconinterval new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\TaskType new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\TaskTrigType new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\TaskTrigger new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\TaskParams new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\NextRun new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\DefaultFreq new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\TaskBatteryWise new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\TaskMeteredAccessWise new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\DayOfWeekMask new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\Interval new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\Hour new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\Minute new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\PresetId new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\RunInUserContext new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\RepeatTask new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\RunWhenIdle new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\Priority new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\autodownloadtask\\RunInRetailMode new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\\FullUninstall new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\\MSC_UIUninstall new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Thunderbird new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Extensions new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Extensions\\[email protected] new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\PartnerCore\AppInfo\Substitute\QueryParams\\is_tablet new registry key parameter created

Mchost.exe actions

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Mchost.exe's virus check

77%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

21%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

2%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

Mchost.exe user rating

78%

of users rate Mchost.exe as a useful program

20%

of users find Mchost.exe to be a potentially unwanted program

2%

of users find Mchost.exe to be malicious or a scam

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