What is McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe?

The genuine McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe file is a software component of True Key by McAfee.
True Key is a authentication management utility. McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe is an executable file that runs the core process for McAfee True Key software, and is completely safe to run on your PC.

True Key by McAfee and allows users to store and unlock passwords for applications, websites, and devices. It performs all basic functionality such as capturing credentials when logged into certain websites, and allows users to visit and log in to a particular website with a single click. Further, True Key also offers the ability to import passwords that are stored in your browsers, and a Wallet feature to save important information such as credit card and passport numbers.

Founded in 1987, McAfee is an American global computer security software company headquartered in Santa, California that specializes in creating digital security tools for personal computers. Claimed to be the world's largest dedicated security technology company, McAfee was purchased by Intel in 2011 and offers several brands and products including IntruShield, McAfee SiteAdvisor and McAfee E-Business Server.

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe file information

The process known as Intel Security True Key or McAfee belongs to software Intel Security True Key or McAfee by McAfee (

Description: McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (for instance C:\Program Files\TrueKey\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 908,256 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 996,824 bytes and 17 more variants. 
The process is the TrueKey service: Service for Intel Security True Key Service.
The program has no visible window. The McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe file is not a Windows system file. The McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe, you can also ask the software vendor,, for advice or remove the entire program Intel Security True Key or McAfee, Inc. using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe. Therefore, you should check the McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving McAfee issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with McAfee. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the McAfee.TrueKey.Service.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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