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Should I remove McAfee Browser Protection Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,232
United States Rank #8,737
Reach 0.0400%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.74 days
818.43 days >
Average installed length: 430.02 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.3.139 0.39%
6.0.3.138 13.57%
6.0.3.133 0.78%
6.0.3.127 3.88%
6.0.2.138 0.78%
6.0.2.133 17.05%
6.0.0.449 8.91%
6.0.0.377 2.71%
6.0.0.339 13.57%
6.0.0.133 0.78%
5.4.0.213 0.78%
5.4.0.193 0.39%
5.4.0.148 5.04%
5.2.3.104 1.16%
5.2.2.121 2.71%
5.2.1.132 0.39%
5.2.1.114 1.16%
5.2.0.603 0.39%
5.1.0.340 2.71%
5.1.0.325 10.85%
5.0.0.811 0.78%
2.5.0.6173 11.24%

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McAfee Browser Protection Service

What is McAfee Browser Protection Service?  (from McAfee)

The browser protection service monitors web searching and browsing activity on client computers to protect against threats on web pages and in file downloads. A McAfee team analyzes each website and assigns a color-coded site safety ratings based on test results. The color indicates the level of safety for the site. Us...  Read more

Overview

McAfee Browser Protection Service is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is 6.0.2.133, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is xtray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.44 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 78 files and is usually about 5.04 MB (5,283,040 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 56% of users of McAfee Browser Protection Service come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.siteadvisor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee\managed virusscan\agent
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myInx.exe /Script=C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\BrowseProtection\BrowseProtection.inx /Sec
Estimated size: 5.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Browser Protection Service

Program executable:xtray.exe
Name:McAfee® Security-as-a-Service
XTray Application
Signed by:McAfee
Path:C:\Program Files\mcafee\managed virusscan\desktopui\xtray.exe
MD5:7fd574b1007f1e3d2859ae79dfbc6cdf
Additional files:
  • AgtMsg.dll
  • AgtRes_g.dll - AgtRes Module
  • HtmlDlg.exe - Total Protection
  • mclc.dll - McLc Module
  • myAgtSvc.exe - Managed Services Agent
  • myAgtTry.exe - myAgtTry Module
  • myASI.dll - Agent Service Interface Module
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.285.dll - myAsUtil Module
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.295.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.356.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.387.dll
  • MyAsUtil4.9.2.253.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.308.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.329.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.350.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.357.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.358.dll
  • myINX.exe - INX script engine
  • myNotifications.dll - Notifications Module
  • myRmProt4.9.0.285.dll - myRumor Subsystem MyRmProt Module
  • myRmProt4.9.0.295.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.0.356.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.0.387.dll
  • MyRmProt4.9.2.253.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.308.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.329.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.350.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.357.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.358.dll
  • myRumor.dll - myRumor Module
  • myUpdHlp.exe - myUpdHlp Module
  • myUpload.dll - myUpload Module
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.285.exe - myUsrSrv Module
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.295.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.356.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.387.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.253.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.308.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.329.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.350.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.357.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.358.exe
  • PolicyMgr.dll - PolicyMgr Module
  • RegComp.dll - Registration Component
  • Scheduler.dll - Scheduler Module
  • Splash.Exe - Splash Module
  • StartMyAgtTry.exe - StartmyAgtTry Module
  • myAsUtil5.1.0.325.dll
  • myRmProt5.1.0.325.dll
  • myUsrSrv5.1.0.325.exe
  • OEMHelper.dll - OEMHelper Module
  • OEMRes.dll
  • InitEULA.exe - InitEULA Module
  • CustomOEMImpl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • myAgtSvc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Virus and Spyware Protection Service' (myAgtSvc) "Controls scanning and updating activities at the desktop for Virus and Spyware Protection Services.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • StartMyAgtTry.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'McAfee Managed Services Tray' which loads as C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\StartMyAgtTry.Exe.
  • Splash.Exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MVS Splash' which loads as C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\Splash.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • myAgtSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myAgtSvc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

xtray.exe
Memory:4.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001076212%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008498%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002264%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,149
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:12 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove McAfee Browser Protection Service?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee Browser Protection Service 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 Browser Protection Service 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 Browser Protection Service, 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 Browser Protection Service.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.93%
Windows XP 12.02%
Windows 8 8.53%
Windows Vista 8.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 40.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.11%
Windows 8 Pro 2.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.42%
  United Kingdom 3.58%
  India 3.58%
  Australia 2.69%
  Brazil 2.69%
  Canada 2.69%
  France 2.69%
  Spain 2.39%
  Germany 2.09%
  Italy 2.09%
  Israel 1.49%
  Japan 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  United Arab Emirates 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 53.77%
Dell 32.55%
Acer 4.25%
Intel 2.83%
GIGABYTE 2.36%
Toshiba 1.89%
ASUS 0.94%
Lenovo 0.94%
Compaq 0.47%
Common models
HP 620 7.41%
Dell Latitude E5500 4.32%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 3.70%
HP 625 2.47%
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 2.47%
HP ProBook 4310s 2.47%

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

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