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MpfAgent.exe is a part of McAfee Personal Firewall.

What is MpfAgent.exe?

MpfAgent.exe is a part of McAfee Personal Firewall.

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Article C2167 - August 26, 2004 « »

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JoAnn Mleko
September 11, 2004 11:38 AM

Just curious about MpfAgent because my cpu's are at 100% and this process is 99 of it. Help? Can I delete this?

September 11, 2004 10:40 PM

Given that it's part of the firewall, deleting it seems like a Really Bad Idea. I'd check with the McAfee web site.

September 19, 2004 12:48 PM

I am having the same problem. The new computer I have just bought seems to be a waste!

October 28, 2004 5:17 PM

like 2 days ago my comp caught a trojan and mccaffe supposedly deleted it but now everytime i turn it on it's real sluggish and CPU usage almost always maxes out. is task manager process ending the best way to take care of this problem? if not how do you manually track and delete viruses?

October 29, 2004 7:41 PM

It depends entirely on what processes specifically are taking your CPU's time. I would recommend starting with an additional, different, virus scanner and a spyware scanner. Recommendations here:

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