What is McUpdate.exe?

McUpdate.exe is 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 actions

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McUpdate.exe's virus check

74%

of antivirus scans don't detect any virus in it

25%

of antivirus scans detect it as a potentially unwanted program

1%

of antivirus scans detect a virus in it

McUpdate.exe user rating

79%

of users rate McUpdate.exe as a useful program

20%

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

1%

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

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