How to remove mcshield.exe

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Mcshield.exe is an integral part of the McAfee anti-virus program because it monitors processes, files and the registry to prevent any attempts to damage your computer. It automatically launches at start-up and, in many instances, consumes a lot of CPU memory, which is the reason people want to get rid of it. To that end, stopping its running process and removing it from start-up shuts it down and prevents it from operating.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Press "Ctrl," "Alt," and "Delete" together on your computer to access the Windows Task Manager. Click the "Processes" tab.

  2. 2

    Click "mcshield.exe" and click "End Process." This will terminate this program's currently running process.

  3. 3

    Click the Windows "Start" button and click "Run" or "Start Search" (Windows Vista users).

  4. 4

    Type "services.msc" (without quotes) and press "Enter" to open the services window.

  5. 5

    Click the "Services" button on the left panel. Scroll down the left panel and double-click "MCShield."

  6. 6

    Click the "General" tab and select "Disabled" on the "Startup Type" window. Click "OK" to save the changes and close the Services window. This action will remove mcshield.exe from start-up and prevent it from running.

Tips and warnings

  • Shutting down mcshield.exe will prevent your McAfee anti-virus program from monitoring malicious processes and threats that may damage your computer.

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