What does the mcuihost.exe file do?
The mcuihost.exe process is also known as McAfee UI Host and is a part of McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security or, as the case may be, McAfee Total Protection. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of mcuihost.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- McAfee UI Host has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- McAfee UI Host 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)
- mcuihost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module mcuihost.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about mcuihost.exe McAfee UI Host
mcuihost.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file mcuihost.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 962,840 bytes (40% of all these files), 762,648 bytes, 763,088 bytes or, as the case may be, 938,144 bytes.
The mcuihost file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. This file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. Mcuihost.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 6% 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 mcuihost.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 mcuihost?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall McAfee LiveSafe - Internet Security or McAfee Total Protection
To remove McAfee UI Host 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 LiveSafe - Internet Security or McAfee Total Protection in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if mcuihost.exe (McAfee UI Host) 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 UI Host. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for McAfee UI Host 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 mcuihost.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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