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Confused about mcupdate.exe

by LakesReg / September 5, 2010 7:25 AM PDT

I use Vista Home Premium with vista SP2
When I google mcupdate.exe, all I see is stuff about McAfee. But I don't nor did I ever have McAfee on my computer.
So what is this?
I think it might have to do with something from microsoft. Seems to be in a folder "ehome" and it seems when it runs (2x per day) the connection log of my security product indicates connection to a microsoft IP address.
But I do not use internet TV or anything like that
Now I notice after the recent microsoft silver light update (9/1/10), it doesn't run anymore. I'm just curious
1. What is it
2. Why did it run?
3. Why does it not run now?

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Re: what is it?
by Kees Bakker / September 5, 2010 7:27 AM PDT

- Find the exe-file (you already did).
- Right click
- Properties
- Version tab

If it's a legitimate program, it might tell who made it, what version it is, and what it does. All Microsoft-programs do. But there's no rule for third-party programs. Anyway, it's easy to do.
Can you tell the results?


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will do
by LakesReg / September 5, 2010 8:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: what is it?

not at that comp right now, but will post this week

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