VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i Services

This section provides a tutorial example on how to find out what McAfee services are running on my Windows system.

Usually, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is purchased by business organizations to install and run on employee's computers. For example, on my office computer, VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i is running as background process. Here is what I did to find what VirusScan is doing on my computer.

Click on the McAfee icon in the system tray on the right hand side of the taskbar. The McAfee menu shows up.

Click "VirusScan Enterprise" in the menu. The second menu shows up as shown in the picture below:
McAfee VirusScan Menu

Click "About VirusScan Enterprise". The information dialog box shows up. It tells me that I am running "VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise 8.5.0i".

Click Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. There are 3 background services related to McAfee:

1. McTaskManager - It has a display name of "McAfee Task Manager" and a status of "Started". The description says: "Allows scheduling of McAfee scanning and updating activities". The "Path to executable" is: "C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe".

2. McShield - It has a display name of "McAfee McShield" and a status of "Started". The description says: "Provides McAfee On-Access scanning protection of your computer system". The "Path to executable" is: "C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe".

3. McAfeeFramework - It has a display name of "McAfee Framework Service" and a status of "Started". The description says: "Shared component framework for McAfee products". The "Path to executable" is: "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe /ServiceStart". The path name indicates that this is a service left from the previous version of McAfee VirusScan, because the new version is installed in "C:\Program Files\McAfee" folder. I need to confirm this and remove this service.

Last update: 2006.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 What Is McAfee Security Scan Plus?

 Manual Scan with McAfee Security Scan Plus

 Network Connection List with FPort v2.0

 What Is McAfee VirusScan Enterprise?

VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i Services

 VirusScan Enterprise Startup Programs

 VirusScan Enterprise 8.5.0i Log Files

 OnAccessScanLog.txt Log File

 EngQQ2005Formal.exe and Adware Trojan

 Running VirusScan On-Demand Scan

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO

 References

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