How to Remove “mcagent.exe”

What is mcagent.exe?

mcagent.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as McAfee SecurityCenter Agent. It is associated with McAfee SecurityCenter software, developed by McAfee, Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after mcagent.exe  with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with mcagent.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with mcagent.exe  malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • mcagent.exe  takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible mcagent.exe  malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove mcagent.exe  malware from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove mcagent.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 March 2010 at 9:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 McAfee, Inc Executable d62caf8d2bef6edc
c66456b573f253fc
aeaa7012
c9a041d6e5211ca4
8aeba3ac1987d837
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5, 1, 0, 2 5, 1, 0, 0 Internal Submission N/A
2 Networks Associates Technology, Inc Executable 91f454efb4b41d40
f3bb1136e453506b
ae9dd465
124f953f5b123fba
f3ee2dd4b5149013
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 4, 2, 0, 8 4, 2, 0, 0 Germany N/A
3 McAfee, Inc Executable d62caf8d2bef6edc
c66456b573f253fc
aeaa7012
c9a041d6e5211ca4
8aeba3ac1987d837
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5, 1, 0, 2 5, 1, 0, 0 Italy N/A
4 Networks Associates Technology, Inc Executable dc66cabbb9ad2589
4084abd134731a2b
3133a226
11d3b8d5275dd8ca
25200e9b8434e2fc
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 4, 3, 0,
27
4, 3, 0, 0 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2009 at 10:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 3d904582f6432cf5
d16f9e5064e21539
41312abd
bf8c47d235d4ec5b
cfbf67bbf026ec8c
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.58/32
2 N/A Executable 3d904582f6432cf5
d16f9e5064e21539
41312abd
bf8c47d235d4ec5b
cfbf67bbf026ec8c
No N/A N/A Italy
3 N/A Executable 3d904582f6432cf5
d16f9e5064e21539
41312abd
bf8c47d235d4ec5b
cfbf67bbf026ec8c
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 4b284eb3598d9004
6524df099154d2b0
7f623426
c36aaca0500bdda9
03280fbe3ee175d0
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.227/32
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