McShield.exe and McTray.exe high processor utilization
Posted on 2009-04-08
We recently upgraded to McAfee VirusScan 8.7 and have noticed an increasing number of machines that have McShield.exe and McTray.exe utilizing almost all of the processor. A reboot usually fixes the problem but it seems that random events trigger these processes to jump up so high.
There is not a scheduled scan or any McAfee tasks running when the processes spike and it seems the only way to stop them is to kill the processes or reboot.
We are running ePolicy Orchestrator management console 3.6.1 Patch4. The workstation agent version we are running is 184.108.40.2065.
Has anyone else experienced similar issues with McAfee VirusScan, particularly 8.7?