What is Mchost.exe?

Mchost.exe is a 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 can create new files and directories in the Windows registry. Check your system's performance and eliminate file conflicts and junk.

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Mchost.exe's virus check

77%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

19%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

4%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

Mchost.exe user rating

80%

of users rate Mchost.exe as a useful program

17%

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

3%

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

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