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What does the FrameworkService.exe file do?

The FrameworkService.exe process is also known as Framework Service and is a part of McAfee Common Framework or, as the case may be, McAfee Agent. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or, as the case may be, Network Associates (nai.com). An obsolete or defective version of FrameworkService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about FrameworkService.exe Framework service

FrameworkService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. FrameworkService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 120,128 bytes (23% of all these files), 104,000 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
It is the service "McAfeeFramework".
This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. This process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. FrameworkService.exe is capable of make itself undetectable by other programs. For this reason, 33% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves FrameworkService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about FrameworkService?

Service for the McAfee Virusscan service
G. King
Related to ePolicy Orchestrator Agent.
Sure uses a lot of memory while sitting there in the background
Service for the McAfee Virusscan
Use a lot of memory but is Safe

Summary: 35 users judge FrameworkService.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, 3 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted FrameworkService.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall McAfee Common Framework or McAfee Agent

To remove Framework service from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate McAfee Common Framework or McAfee Agent in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if FrameworkService.exe (Framework service) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Framework service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Framework service or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or FrameworkService.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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