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Level 7

In-depth process description

Hi there,

I'm looking for in-depth process description of the following services.

  • FrameworkService.exe
  • mcshield.exe
  • vsktskmgr.exe

Thanks in advance for your help,
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Level 11

RE: In-depth process description

you are posting o the wrong thread.. Please post on the enterprise thread. also indicate the details of the product version that you have installed , system details and the purpose of the details some one on that thread might be able to get you details that can be published.

i would have googled up those names and found out what they mean...
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Level 7

RE: In-depth process description


Thank you for pointing the bad location & lack of additional informatio out to me, I'll re-adress/reask my question.
Regarding your answer of the in-depth process description.
I do not agree.
In the first couple of google-pages, only found generic information.

  • FrameworkService.exe : goes to look for signature & engin updates.
  • mcshield.exe: The actual scanning engin
  • vsktskmgr.exe: no detailed info found. however, I gathering that it schedules both services mentioned above

Thanks for your help,
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Level 21

RE: In-depth process description

According to my Google Search:


The frameworkservice.exe file is a process by Network Associates belonging to their E-policy orchestrator anti-virus suite. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated

mcshield.exe this process is associated with McAfee`s Internet Security suite. More specifically, it is essential to the Antivirus software and should not be removed.

(part of many versions of McAfee protection actually)


vstskmgr.exe is a process belonging to the McAfee Internet Security suite and protects your computer from Internet-bound threats. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

I doubt you will get any more detailed description as internal software processes are protected by trade licences, copyrights, trademarks etc.

As it appears you are talking Enterprise then post here:

We are purely Home products here.
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