What is McsAgent.exe?

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

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McsAgent.exe's description is "SophosMCSAgentService".

McsAgent.exe is digitally signed by Sophos Limited.

McsAgent.exe is an .exe file.

McsAgent.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\McsAgent.exe

McsAgent.exe basic information

Description
SophosMCSAgentService
Internal Name
McsAgent.exe
Version
4.12.686.0
Company
Hash
B520BA3CDF52DF8D70DCC76EA423BDD3

McsAgent.exe running processes

%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe
%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe

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List of the actions McsAgent.exe executes on a user's PC
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\~mcsAgentData.xml.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\mcsAgentData.xml file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Config\~Config.xml.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Config\Config.xml file renamed
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Heartbeat\Application\\dummy new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\MCS\~referencePolicy.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\MCS\referencePolicy file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\MCS\~referencePolicyRevisionId.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\MCS\referencePolicyRevisionId file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\MCS\~referencePolicyCscResult.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\MCS\referencePolicyCscResult file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\HMPA\~State.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\HMPA\State file renamed
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgent\Adapters\ALC new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgent\Adapters\ALC\\DLLPath new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Diagnostic Utility\Sophos Diagnostic Utility.lnk new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgent\Adapters\SDU new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgent\Adapters\SDU\\DllPath new registry key parameter created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.cs-cz.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.de-de.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.en-us.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.es-es.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.fr-fr.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.it-it.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.ja-jp.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.ko-kr.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.pl-pl.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.pt-br.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.zh-cn.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Events\Events.zh-tw.json new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\NLog.config new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\NLog.dll new file created
%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Sophos\Sophos UI\Sophos UI.exe.config new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\~ophos Endpoint Agent.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Logs\McsAgent.1.log file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Logs\McsAgent.log new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\EFW\~status.tmp new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\EFW\status file renamed
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63746.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63747.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63747.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63748.rbf new file created
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%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63732.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63732.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63734.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63734.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63739.rbf new file created
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%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6373b.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6373b.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6373f.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6373f.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63741.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63741.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63745.rbf new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63745.rbf file moved
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63746.rbf new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\Sophos UI\AdapterNotifications\SAV\\LastUIScanTime new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210205204235-003e-event-SAV.xml new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205205314 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210205211958-003f-status-UC.xml new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205212316 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205215320 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk~RF67840.TMP new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205222324 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk~RF67840.TMP file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210205224210-0040-status-UC.xml new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk~RF6784f.TMP new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205225326 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk~RF6784f.TMP file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205232332 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk~RF6785f.TMP new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210205235342 new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Sophos\Sophos Endpoint Agent.lnk~RF6785f.TMP file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210206002343-0041-status-UC.xml new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63749.rbf new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\HitmanPro.Alert\policy_20210206002344 new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63749.rbf file moved
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Service\CloudSubscriptions\Base\\FixedVersion new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210124155703-0012-status-UI.xml new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Service\CloudSubscriptions\CloudAV\\FixedVersion new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210124155704-0013-status-SHS.xml new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\mcsAgentData.xml~RFed4d34e.TMP new file created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Sophos\AutoUpdate\Service\CloudSubscriptions\HitmanProAlert\\FixedVersion new registry key parameter created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6374d.rbs new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\mcsAgentData.xml~RFed4d34e.TMP file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\ALC\~SAUPolicy.tmp new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6374e.rbf new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Config\Config.xml~RFed4d38c.TMP new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\ALC\SAUPolicy~RF4c4667c.TMP new file created
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\6374e.rbf file moved
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Config\Config.xml~RFed4d38c.TMP file renamed
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\ALC\SAUPolicy~RF4c4667c.TMP file renamed
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63750.rbf new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Management Communications System\Endpoint\Persist\20210205123528-0000-status-ALC.xml new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Sophos\Remote Management System\3\Agent\AdapterStorage\ALC\SAUPolicy file renamed
%SystemDrive%\Config.Msi\63750.rbf file moved

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76%

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of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

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