What is McUpdate.exe?

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

In such cases, McUpdate.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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McUpdate.exe's description is "McAfeeUpdateLauncher".

McUpdate.exe is digitally signed by McAfee, LLC.

McUpdate.exe is an .exe file.

McUpdate.exe is usually located in the following folder:

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\McAfee.com\Agent\mcupdate.exe

McUpdate.exe basic information

Description
McAfeeUpdateLauncher
Internal Name
mcupdate
Version
18.9.160.0
Company
Hash
27FF675A00DFDCDD53DFCB1E6CCC435B

McUpdate.exe running processes

%PROGRAMFILES(X64)%\Common Files\McAfee\Casper\mfeamcin.exe

McUpdate.exe actions

List of the actions McUpdate.exe executes on a user's PC
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\McAfee\RuntimeMUI
new registry key created
HKEY_USERS\%ID-USER-SID%\Software\McAfee\RuntimeMUI\\LCID
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee.com\\PingIp
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask
new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskType
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskTrigType
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskTrigger
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskParams
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\NextRun
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\DefaultFreq
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskBatteryWise
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskMeteredAccessWise
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\DayOfWeekMask
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Interval
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Hour
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Minute
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\PresetId
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RunInUserContext
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RepeatTask
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RunWhenIdle
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Priority
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RunInRetailMode
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\\mi
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute
new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\domain
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\lcid
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\lang
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\affid
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams
new registry key created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\affid
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\lang
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\langid
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\lcid
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\McInfo2\MAA2.0\\ProtectionStatus
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\McInfo2\MAA2.0\\EbizClientId
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\McInfo2\MAA2.0\\DeviceEntitlementId
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\SubManager\\CSPProductKeyAndEntitlementId
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\SubManager\\CSPStopDiscover
new registry key parameter created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\mcwin32dataprev.mtr
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\mcwin32dataprev.mtr.ex
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{1E1FEB0E-ABA0-4074-B363-BE2ADC6D4CE8}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{1E1FEB0E-ABA0-4074-B363-BE2ADC6D4CE8}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{D7FB805D-8827-4A38-8241-340B5D18D9F7}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{D7FB805D-8827-4A38-8241-340B5D18D9F7}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\Events.dat
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\Events.dat-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{96111A4D-9614-478E-AC99-079CCB2872C8}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{96111A4D-9614-478E-AC99-079CCB2872C8}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{39828ECD-9C08-4B82-8F5C-29E45289CF5A}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{39828ECD-9C08-4B82-8F5C-29E45289CF5A}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{0A9AF731-EEC1-4ED2-8E7D-66C08512138D}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{0A9AF731-EEC1-4ED2-8E7D-66C08512138D}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{9B49996C-6291-4616-B5B4-03791ACB464C}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{9B49996C-6291-4616-B5B4-03791ACB464C}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{0A6B6099-936F-4209-B31A-123F694F295C}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{0A6B6099-936F-4209-B31A-123F694F295C}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{8C99B8FE-3478-4A9D-AB1B-77F05ABB114D}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{8C99B8FE-3478-4A9D-AB1B-77F05ABB114D}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{90E05F63-D34C-470D-86A8-96D7B35AD623}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{90E05F63-D34C-470D-86A8-96D7B35AD623}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{B94E1AF4-CD9E-4C3C-9524-0270A17EFBEF}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{B94E1AF4-CD9E-4C3C-9524-0270A17EFBEF}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{3D2DDDCB-E952-457A-8575-E0D454773B67}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{3D2DDDCB-E952-457A-8575-E0D454773B67}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{34144B7A-8AD8-4DF3-A766-A1D15615E4A9}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{34144B7A-8AD8-4DF3-A766-A1D15615E4A9}.log-journal
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{44FDF160-13C8-45BC-B161-7592AF2642BD}.log
new file created
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\McAfee\MSC\Logs\{44FDF160-13C8-45BC-B161-7592AF2642BD}.log-journal
new file created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Settings\ui\shSequence\\uishType
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\SubManager\\CSPProductKeyAndEntitlementId
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\MSC\SubManager\\CSPStopDiscover
new registry key parameter created
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Settings\ui\shSequence\\uishTime
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask
new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskType
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskTrigType
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskTrigger
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskParams
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\NextRun
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\DefaultFreq
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskBatteryWise
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\TaskMeteredAccessWise
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\DayOfWeekMask
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Interval
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Hour
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Minute
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\PresetId
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RunInUserContext
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RepeatTask
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RunWhenIdle
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\Priority
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Platform\Scheduler\uishtask\\RunInRetailMode
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute
new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\domain
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\lcid
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\lang
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\\affid
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams
new registry key created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\affid
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\lang
new registry key parameter created
(x32)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Volatile\MSC\Substitute\QueryParams\\langid
new registry key parameter created

McUpdate.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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McUpdate.exe's virus check

76%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

19%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

5%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

McUpdate.exe user rating

76%

of users rate McUpdate.exe as a useful program

21%

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

3%

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

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