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- System Process: Yes
- Background Process: Yes
- Application Process:No
- Common Path:
C:\ Program Files\ McAfee\ mgavrtcl.exe
- Uses Network:No
- Uses Internet:No
The process mgavrtcl.exe, also called McAfee VirusScan Plus, is utilized to look for known vector worms. Because worms generally propagate by e-mail, McAfee VirusScan plus is geared to check incoming e-mails before they are delivered to the user, and it also scans outgoing messages as they are sent.
When the McAfee VirusScan is launched, this is the only time the mgavrtcl.exe file runs. It is also the time that scanning and protection starts. This feature is incorporated on virus scanner applications that operate by searching for the signature of known viruses. A signature is a distinguishing pattern that is innate in every copy of a virus.
By default, McAfee VirusScans function is to clean up worm or virus that is relatively straightforward. If a software manufacturer provided an infected file, it can be easily replaced with a clean copy. Private files cannot usually be replaced, but it is possible to delete any infected portion or overwrite them with something harmless.
With the process mgavrtcl.exe being utilized as a detection tool and to protect the computer against malicious files, McAfee VirusScan has a master pattern list that contains instructions about what files are normally infected by a particular piece of malicious software and how to clean them up.
Malicious software is primarily distinguished by their method of propagation. The two most widespread forms are worms and viruses. A worm is an independent program that is capable of reproducing itself without requiring a host program. In contrast, a virus binds itself to an existing program. In the event that the program is executed, your system is bound to crash. Like a biological virus, it cannot live without a host.
In addition, McAfee VirusScan Plus or the process mgavrtcl.exe offers the following features:
Keeps you away from unsafe websites by its proprietary rating system. McAfee gives rating to websites with regard to safety.
Provides security service that keeps you automatically and periodically updated.
Efficiently manages and adds security.
Improves your computer health by cleaning PC clutter.
Offers safe searching and surfing.
Blocks spyware, stops viruses, and stops hackers.
Additional mgavrtcl.exe Info:
Part of: McAfee VirusScan Plus, Author URL: http://www.mcafee.com/, File Created by: McAfee
Scans your PC for EXE Errors.
Repairs and optimizes your computer safely and completely.
*(Includes all 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions)