.MCS File Extension

File Type 1

Mathcad Image

Developer Mathsoft
3.4  |  9 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is an MCS file?

Image created by Mathcad, a mathematics program used for engineering calculations; contains a raster graphic generated by the application; used to store graphics captured in Mathcad.

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Updated May 13, 2010
File Type 2

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Update Script

Developer McAfee
2.5  |  2 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is an MCS file?

An MCS file is an update file used by McAfee VirusScan Enterprise. It contains a script that the McAfee Agent uses to perform update tasks. For example, the file DATInstall.mcs is used to install .DAT files during McAfee VirusScan's AutoUpdate process.

More Information

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is an anti-virus program that is used to detect and remove malware. VirusScan Enterprise includes a component called the McAfee Agent, which is used to deploy and update VirusScan. When a VirusScan update occurs, the program downloads several update-related files, including MCS files.

MCS files are scripts that McAfee Agent uses to perform various update processes. In addition to DATInstall.mcs, you may encounter MCS files named:

  • DATDet.mcs
  • EngDet.mcs
  • ExtraDATDInstall.mcs
  • EngInstall.mcs
  • VSE880Det.mcs

How to open an MCS file

MCS files are not meant to be opened. The McAfee Agent uses MCS files to perform VirusScan Enterprise updates. For more information on McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, including information on how to update the program, click the link found below.

Programs that open MCS files

Updated May 10, 2021

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