What is FrameworkService.exe? Is FrameworkService.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix FrameworkService.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your FrameworkService process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair FrameworkService.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware


The EPOAgent is a component of the E-Policy Orchestrator (EPO) product from Network Associates. E-Policy Orchestrator is a suite generally used to allow system administrators to save time while ensuring data safety and security in large companies. This process is needed for the system to function properly, and so should not be terminated.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/frameworkservice.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of FrameworkService.exe: based on 55 votes. Read also the 49 reviews.

1406 users ask for this file. 36 users rated it as not dangerous. 2 users rated it as not so dangerous. 12 users rated it as neutral. 3 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 2 users rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").


All comments about FrameworkService.exe:
Service for the McAfee Virusscan service   G. King
Related to ePolicy Orchestrator Agent.   FBaza
Sure uses a lot of memory while sitting there in the background   dougp
Service for the McAfee Virusscan   Gunther
Use a lot of memory but is Safe   Stefano
McAfee virus definition updater and memory hog   Ted
The FrameworkService.exe file is a process by Network Associates belonging to their E-policy orchestrator anti-virus suite. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.  See also: Link   Matthias Köcke
ZoneAlarm found it leaving to my dns server   elf
Used by McAfee Virusscan. Automatically updates the signature-files   Steini
Takes up whole processor. I terminated and so far no adverse effects.   mini
a terrible memory hog, crippling performance of my machine. I terminated the process without effects on the stability of the machine (actually: there were effects - it was faster afterwards)   Crystalman
Trying to access a weird IP address - 200.41.8.16:DNS (elsitio.com)  See also: Link   Groovy Geek
McAfee Antivirus, if it is using all your CPU time then its becuase its doing its job, scanning for viruses!   Damien Jorgensen
connects to an ip address found on RIPE, outside the US   Stealth
Takes up 99% of CPU cycles   Sirandar
If updating process hangs, this process can hog CPU. Kill the process and then just restart the service.   Rob from www.WebWizards.Net
ePolicy Orchestator Agent Framework Service; not dangerous if you have Mcafee installed, be wary otherwise. Consumes tons of CPU and memory, as does mcshield, and everything else mcafee has authored in the past 10 years   Jamie
Virenschutz  See also: Link   mailman
Mcafee Virus Scan uses this to update. You can kill the process now and risk a virus killing your computer later.  See also: Link   Jeff
Uses a carzy amount of memory for what it does; updates the McAfee Enterprise Security Suite  
signature file update service   adi
McAfee Virusscan proces   Nick
mcafee antivirus  
updates mcafee virus scan..not harmful   Ravi garg
This file eats up all your memory and it does try to link to weird IP's. I terminated it and everything runs smooth... Think its a trojan or something   SlinkyGod
Service for the McAfee Virusscan   tsetso
Saw that it communicates with 64.212.198.145:http (Global Crossing, Phoenix AZ, USA)   Jim
Wrong name but good task badly programmed  
Part of McAffee - danger its not dangerous so much as impolite (Sirandar got it right on)  
can slow system right down so i always end it when it comes up   Rob
ZoneAlarm said it tried act as a server... I don't have any McAfee software... I don't like it.   Slinger
CMA (Common Management Agent) used by client PCs that connect to Enterprise Policy Orchestrator (ePO.) ePO is a Mcafee product that is used to manage client's pcs that have an agent installed.   Aaron
Looks for any virus in PC and really good if you have broadband enabled always   Kan Srin
Its safe   Zigh
If you only have McAfee Firewall, the process is needed for Firewall updates   Dennis
I got it from instaling mcafee after uninstalling it didn't remove this process   Harry
McAfee antyvirus signature file update service   Khomczen
I got this process running and I think It's linked with McAfee Antivirus  See also: Link   Mr.P
This file is very problematic, because for many times, I can't update my antivirus.  
seems to be trojan n uses 95% of cpu it connects me to connects to an ip address found on RIPE networks,   parth dave
Connect to weird IP Address: 12.120.47.208:http   Gary
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Agent (used in enterprise environment)   Conny Landstedt
McAfee antivirus. McAfee needs to make this a low priority thread.. not fuckin hogging my CPU when i am working   Daniel
Yeah, it's a McAffee thing. It's not particularly a security risk, except it is opaque to users and it definitely is a risk to your productivity, taking a full 100% of one core on a dual core system. WTH?   Geoff
Essential McAfee service in order to enforce policy or get VSE DAT updates from the internet or ePO server.   CurtAndy
Allows McAfee to do updates, if service is not running, you will get error when tring to manually update your McAfee... Set to Automatic (Delayed Start).. for faster startup :)   Sambuca
Its the underlining components for McAfee's EPO. use within enterprise environments.   Jamesey
McAfee is both user interface and cpu unfriendly. Never see it catch any virus but did see it slow my 4-core PC frequently.  
The McAfee Framework Service is used to provide the majority of MA (McAfee Agent) functionality. Used with ePolicy Orchestrator. Should be located in the McAfee\common framework folder.   Robert S

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