What is mcinst.exe?

mcinst.exe is part of McAfee Installer and developed by McAfee, LLC according to the mcinst.exe version information.

mcinst.exe's description is "McAfee Installer"

mcinst.exe is digitally signed by McAfee, LLC.

mcinst.exe is usually located in the 'c:\programdata\mcinsttemp0025411596066188\' folder.

None of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal reports anything malicious about mcinst.exe.

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Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on mcinst.exe:

PropertyValue
Product nameMcAfee Installer
Company nameMcAfee, LLC
File descriptionMcAfee Installer
Internal namemcinst
Original filenamemcinst.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2020 McAfee, LLC
Product version13,6,0,0
File version13,6,144,0

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameMcAfee Installer
Company nameMcAfee, LLC
File descriptionMcAfee Installer
Internal namemcinst
Original filenamemcinst.exe
Legal copyrightCopyright © 2020 McAfee, LLC
Product version13,6,0,0
File version13,6,144,0

Digital signatures [?]

mcinst.exe has a valid digital signature.

PropertyValue
Signer nameMcAfee, LLC
Certificate issuer nameGlobalSign CodeSigning CA - G3
Certificate serial number30aa59dd718cfbde163ab821

VirusTotal report

None of the 72 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the mcinst.exe file.

None of the 72 anti-virus programs detected the mcinst.exe file.

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Hashes [?]

PropertyValue
MD5c92f17740589d705d68b775e11abbb37
SHA25623e19d0724884160287cf77e77d3dc3ea0d058e19c931d1f43d7040696d2feef

Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to mcinst.exe:

mcinst.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

mcinst.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

McAfee Installer has stopped working.

End Program - mcinst.exe. This program is not responding.

mcinst.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

mcinst.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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