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Processes that Endpoint Security installs
Technical Articles ID:   KB87791
Last Modified:  4/12/2019


McAfee Endpoint Security (ENS) Adaptive Threat Protection 10.x
McAfee ENS Firewall 10.x
McAfee ENS Threat Prevention 10.x
McAfee ENS Web Control 10.x


The following tables contain the processes that Endpoint Security installs.

Windows Services controlled by Service Control Manager (SCM or services.exe):
SCM Name EXE and Path Description
McAfee Agent
MASVC \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\masvc.exe McAfee Agent service
MACMNSVC \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\macmnsvc.exe McAfee Agent Common services
MACOMPATSVC \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\x86\macompatsvc.exe McAfee Agent Backwards Compatibility Service
MFEFIRE \Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe Provides firewall services to McAfee products
MFEMMS \Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfemms.exe Manages McAfee services
MFEVTPS \Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exe Provides validation trust protection services
Processes running as a service:
EXE Path Description
Endpoint Security
MCSHIELD \Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\AVSolution\ McAfee scanner service
MFEATP \Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security\Adaptive threat Protection\mfeatp.exe McAfee Adaptive Threat Protection Service
MFEESP \Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security\Endpoint Security Platform\ Endpoint Security Platform component hosting server
MFECANARY \Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\ McAfee Canary process
MFEENSPPL \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Endpoint Security\Threat Prevention\ Provides Protected Process Light (PPL) service
MFEFIRE \Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\ Provides firewall services to McAfee products
MFEFW \Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security\Firewall\ Firewall Business Object Hosting Server
MFETP \Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security\Threat Prevention\ Security component hosting server
MFEVTP \Windows\System32\ McAfee Process Validation Service
Processes running as User:
EXE Path Description
McAfee Agent
MCTRAY \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\ McTray Application
UPDATERUI \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\ Common User Interface
Endpoint Security
MFECONSOLE \Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Endpoint Security\Endpoint Security Platform\ McAfee Endpoint Security console

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