What does the QcShm.exe file do?
The QcShm.exe process is also known as McAfee QuickClean EXE and is a part of McAfee Total Protection or, as the case may be, Verizon Internet Security Suite. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of QcShm.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- McAfee QuickClean EXE has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- McAfee QuickClean EXE 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)
- QcShm.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module QcShm.exe. Read of address 00000000.
Free PC Check
Scan your computer today at no charge with the Windows Repair Tool. This tool helps repair Windows and helps it run faster.
What you should know about QcShm.exe McAfee QuickClean EXE
QcShm.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file QcShm.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,820,264 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,898,640 bytes.
This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This QcShm.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. QcShm.exe is capable of monitor other applications as well as modify other Windows tasks. For this reason, 12% 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 QcShm.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 QcShm?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
Summary: source: file.net
How to uninstall McAfee Total Protection or Verizon Internet Security Suite
To remove McAfee QuickClean EXE 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 Total Protection or Verizon Internet Security Suite in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if QcShm.exe (McAfee QuickClean EXE) 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 QuickClean EXE. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for McAfee QuickClean EXE 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 QcShm.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.