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Should I remove McAfee AntiVirus Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,494
United States Rank #1,523
Reach 0.2900%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.92 days
587.73 days >
Average installed length: 308.81 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.7085 0.05%
14.0.7080 0.52%
14.0.6136 1.62%
14.0.6120 1.35%
14.0.5120 1.99%
14.0.5084 0.07%
14.0.4121 3.71%
14.0.4119 0.37%
14.0.4113 1.55%
14.0.1127 0.05%
14.0.1076 2.88%
14.0.1029 3.32%
14.0.339 2.46%
14.0.207 0.96%
13.6.1599 2.73%
13.6.1529 2.66%
13.6.1492 2.46%
13.6.1367 0.69%
13.6.1248 3.32%
13.6.1138 1.23%
13.6.1012 1.33%
13.6.953 0.39%
12.9.134 0.12%
12.8.992 5.38%
12.8.988 4.50%
12.8.958 7.57%
12.8.957 1.35%
12.8.944 1.89%
12.8.934 3.93%
12.8.908 0.79%
12.8.907 0.02%
12.8.903 2.19%
12.8.856 4.48%
12.8.750 1.03%
12.8.412 0.07%
12.8.310 0.91%
12.1.353 1.03%
12.1.338 0.49%
12.1.323 0.76%
12.1.253 1.45%
12.0.637 0.02%
11.6.518 0.39%
11.6.511 9.61%
11.6.507 0.71%
11.6.477 6.32%
11.6.443 0.74%
11.6.435 0.57%
11.6.434 0.12%
11.6.385 0.25%
11.0.678 1.62%
11.0.669 0.27%
76 versions

Other programs by McAfee

McAfee AntiVirus Plus

What is McAfee AntiVirus Plus?  (from McAfee)

Our powerful combination of performance, accuracy, and reinforcing protections keeps criminals away from your PC and data. From startup to on-access scans, get high performance to minimize scan times and extend battery life. Find and seal up holes in Windows and your favorite browsers and applications. Block threats li...  Read more

Overview

McAfee AntiVirus Plus is a program developed by McAfee. The most used version is 11.6.511, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is McVsShld.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 510.95 KB (523,215 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 72% of users of McAfee AntiVirus Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: home.mcafee.com/store/antivirus-plus
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe /bodC:misC://MSCJsRes.dlC::uninstall.html /iC:uninstall
Estimated size: 510.95 KB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee AntiVirus Plus

Program executable:McVsShld.exe
Name:McAfee VirusScan
McAfee VirusScan Alerter
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McVsShld.exe
MD5:f12625a8d2866f15aff28c789aff1966
Additional files:
  • McActInst.exe - McAfee Activation Wizard Framework (McAfee Activation Wizard Installer)
  • McAWFwk.exe - McAfee Activation Service
  • McInstru.exe - McAfee OC Instrumentation
  • mcocrollback.exe - McAfee OC RollBack
  • firesvc.exe - McAfee Personal Firewall (McAfee Firewall Service Dummy)
  • mcautoreg.exe - McAfee Activation Wizard (McAfee Auto Activation)
  • MpfAlert.exe - McAfee Personal Firewall Alerter
  • mchlp32.exe - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee 32-bit Helper)
  • mcinfo.exe - McAfee SecurityCenter Instrumentation
  • mcshell.exe - McAfee
  • McSmtFwk.exe - McAfee Trusted Advisor Framework Exe
  • mcsvrcnt.exe - McAfee Server Content
  • mcsync.exe - Synchronization Application
  • mcuihost.exe - McAfee UI Host
  • mcuninst.exe - Uninstaller Application
  • mcupdmgr.exe - McAfee Update Manager Service
  • mispreg.exe - MispReg Application
  • McInsUpd.exe - McAfee VirusScan API (McAfee VirusScan Updater)
  • McVsMap.exe - McAfee VirusScan Reporter
  • MVsInst.exe - McAfee VirusScan Upgrade
  • ActUtil.exe - McAfee SiteAdvisor (SiteAdvisor)
  • McSACore.exe
  • saUI.exe
  • saUpd.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • mcoemmgr.exe - McAfee Oem Module (McAfee OEM Manager)
  • QcCons32.exe - McAfee QuickClean (QuickClean Console Application)
  • QcConsol.exe
  • QcShm.exe - McAfee QuickClean EXE
  • mcods.exe - McAfee VirusScan (McAfee VirusScan On-Demand Scan)
  • McVsShld.exe - McAfee VirusScan Alerter
  • ShrCL.exe - McAfee Shredder (Shredder Console Application)
  • mfehidin.exe - SYSCORE (McAfee System Core Installer)
  • langsel.exe
  • mcoobeof.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • McAWFwk.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Activation Service' (McAWFwk) "McAfee Activation Service".
  • McSACore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service) "McAfee SiteAdvisor Service".
  • mcods.exe runs as a service named 'McODS'.
Network connections
  • mcupdmgr.exe connects to a96-17-182-41.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.17.182.41 port 80).
  • McSACore.exe connects to 8.21.161.10 (port 443).
  • McSACore.exe connects to dss1.siteadvisor.com (161.69.13.141 port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

mcinfo.exe
Memory:6.28 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001104211%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007323%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003719%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,940
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:189 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
McSmtFwk.exe
Memory:3.79 MB
Total CPU:0.0006004772%
Kernel CPU:0.00040039%
User CPU:0.00020009%
CPU cycles/sec:28,269
I/O reads/min:5.48 KB
mcupdmgr.exe
Memory:7.56 MB
Total CPU:0.0050948389%
Kernel CPU:0.00155360%
User CPU:0.00354124%
CPU cycles/sec:1,060,112
I/O reads/min:455.12 KB
I/O writes/min:7.09 KB

How do I remove McAfee AntiVirus Plus?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee AntiVirus Plus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall McAfee AntiVirus Plus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program McAfee AntiVirus Plus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove McAfee AntiVirus Plus.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.04%
Windows 8 29.90%
Windows Vista 7.40%
Windows XP 3.61%
Windows 8.1 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.96%
Windows 8.1 14.34%
Windows 7 Professional 6.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.93%
Windows 10 Home 4.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.79%
  Canada 3.79%
  United Kingdom 2.96%
  India 2.17%
  Brazil 1.92%
  Germany 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Turkey 0.99%
  Australia 0.92%
  France 0.90%
  Belgium 0.69%
  Israel 0.69%
  Italy 0.62%
  Spain 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.58%
Dell 26.93%
Lenovo 16.08%
Acer 11.36%
Toshiba 7.49%
ASUS 5.82%
Samsung 1.57%
GIGABYTE 1.37%
Intel 1.16%
American Megatrends 0.62%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.29%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.76%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.76%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
LENOVO 4334 3.08%

About McAfee

McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, is a dedicated security technology company that delivers proactive solutions and services to help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices.
Publisher URL: www.mcafee.com

comments1 comment

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user comment
Emmaover a year ago
McAffee was preinstalled on my computer when I bought it. Shortly after I began using it for the first time, I wondered why it was so slow, despite being a high end computer and only a few hours "old". At first it seemed like it might have been Windows 8 (which I don't like much), so I Googled it. Someone suggested uninstalling McAffee, and holy cockroaches my PC finally ran the way a brand new computer is supposed to run. I've since read that it slows down people's internet connections too, so if you're having similar problems, give this a try.