What does the McNASvc.exe file do?
The McNASvc.exe process is also known as McAfee Network Agent and is a part of McAfee Integrated Security Platform. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of McNASvc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- McAfee Network Agent has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- McAfee Network Agent has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- McNASvc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module McNASvc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about McNASvc.exe McAfee Network Agent
McNASvc.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. McNASvc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,482,848 bytes (55% of all these files), 2,458,128 bytes, 2,376,992 bytes or, as the case may be, 2,556,576 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. It possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. 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 is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. McNASvc.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 34% 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 McNASvc.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 McNASvc?
|is a process related to McAfee Integrated Security Platform from McAfee |
Summary: One user judges McNASvc.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall McAfee Integrated Security Platform
To remove McAfee Network Agent from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate McAfee Integrated Security Platform in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if McNASvc.exe (McAfee Network Agent) 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 McAfee Network Agent. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for McAfee Network Agent 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 McNASvc.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.