What is McScript_InUse.exe?

The genuine McScript_InUse.exe file is a software component of McAfee Common Script Engine by McAfee.
McScript_InUse.exe is an executable file that is associated with the McAfee Common Script Engine, a part of the McAfee Common Framework. This file is a critical component and should not be directly removed.

The McAfee Common Script Engine processes and runs preprogrammed format scripts, or instructions necessary for McAfee products to correctly operate. The McAfee Common Script Engine is an important part of the McAfee Common Framework, which is a foundation for the McAfee Security Management Platform to operate.

McAfee, Inc. (formerly Network Associates Inc.) is the world's largest company dedicated solely to the development and distribution of security software. It is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA. McAfee was founded in 1987 by John McAfee, who later left the company in 1994. Intel bought over McAfee on February 28, 2011 for $7.68 billion.

McScript_InUse stands for McAfee Script Engine

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 McScript_InUse.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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McScript_InUse.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with McScript_InUse
McScript_InUse.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as McAfee Agent Script Engine belongs to software McAfee Agent by McAfee (

Description: McScript_InUse.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. McScript_InUse.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)" (for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 939,328 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. McScript_InUse.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with McScript_InUse.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of McAfee Agent (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) ask for help from Support.

Recommended: Identify McScript_InUse.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as McScript_InUse.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the McScript_InUse.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.


User Comments

Meine Version hat eine Dateigroesse von 169.280 bytes und eine gueltige dig. signature from Mc Afee Inc.
  Rilo Naumann, Germany  
It is part of McAfee
Dieses Programm versucht mehrfach, Verbindung zu einem Server via Internet herzustellen!
Uses high CPU until terminated. Forntunately, can be fixed. See link.
It is a program that is used to monitor and if necessary to BLOCK access to a website, it seems.
  Menon   (further information)
Script Engine for Mcafee Virus scan
This Service removes all persistent routes I've added. If you have such problems and the PERSISTENT routes are removed from your registry, you should consider this.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of McScript_InUse.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think McScript_InUse.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks McScript_InUse.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving McScript_InUse issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with McScript_InUse. 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 McScript_InUse.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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