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mcupdate.exe process file

What is mcupdate.exe? Is mcupdate.exe spyware or a virus?
Process name: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Engine or Update Engine or VirusScan AutoUpdate or SecurityCenter Update Engine

Product: McAfee SecurityCenter or Update Engine or VirusScan Enterprise or SecurityCenter

Company: McAfee, Inc ( or Networks Associates Technology, Inc ( or or Network Associates, Inc ( or Corporation (

File: mcupdate.exe

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116 users ask for this file. 2 users didn't rate it ("don't know"). 1 user rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous.

All comments about mcupdate.exe:
Elric Ward mcagent.exe is a process associated with McAfee Internet Security Suite. This process ensures the computer's virus definations are up to date by communicating with the McAfee VirusScan server on the network. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your antivirus program and should not be terminated.
Shalianahe part of McAfee internet suite
Norman Raby After my Virus Scan 9 expired, I started to get messages that "mcupdate.exe" required me to connect to the Internet. Now, a month after installing Virus Scan Ver 10 I still get these messages. Should this happen, and if no what can I do. Thanks.
J. Michrina Although it's for auto updating McAfee, it's so persistant about not being removed. I don't like software that reinstalls itself.
janyron It comes up when I turn on computer & blocks out my lower task bar.
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