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Startup program entry details:

VSOCheckTask (mcmnhdlr.exe)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Normally leave to run at start-up - typically required for the program to function properly or for security/safety reasons

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Description:

Part of older versions of McAfee VirusScan and the now obsolete McAfee VirusScan Online. When Windows boots it checks whether a virus scan is necessary before you do anything with your PC. Typically, this would be the case if a scan was scheduled at boot-up or if a virus was found during a previous scan and VirusScan determined a scan should be run at this time

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\ARCHIV~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\Program\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask

Other information:

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