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Should I remove McAfee Internet Security?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #914
United States Rank #1,252
Reach 0.8820%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.84 days
378.64 days >
Average installed length: 198.95 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.7085 0.01%
14.0.7080 0.92%
14.0.6136 2.43%
14.0.6120 0.91%
14.0.5120 1.31%
14.0.5084 0.05%
14.0.4139 0.06%
14.0.4121 3.65%
14.0.4119 0.10%
14.0.4113 0.82%
14.0.1127 0.02%
14.0.1122 0.14%
14.0.1076 2.19%
14.0.1029 2.13%
14.0.339 1.42%
14.0.207 0.40%
13.6.1599 4.46%
13.6.1529 3.58%
13.6.1492 2.43%
13.6.1367 0.27%
13.6.1248 2.24%
13.6.1138 0.43%
13.6.1012 0.57%
13.6.953 0.23%
13.0.244 0.05%
12.9.134 0.04%
12.8.992 7.03%
12.8.988 5.63%
12.8.958 8.20%
12.8.957 1.52%
12.8.944 1.55%
12.8.934 4.69%
12.8.908 1.79%
12.8.903 3.37%
12.8.856 6.03%
12.8.750 2.02%
12.8.412 0.05%
12.8.409 0.18%
12.8.397 0.44%
12.8.310 0.28%
12.1.353 0.95%
12.1.338 0.19%
12.1.323 0.36%
12.1.282 4.05%
12.1.253 0.61%
12.0.637 0.02%
11.6.518 0.24%
11.6.511 5.07%
11.6.507 0.36%
11.6.477 2.09%
11.6.443 0.69%
79 versions

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McAfee Internet Security

What is McAfee Internet Security?

McAfee VirusScan is an antivirus program created and maintained by McAfee Inc. McAfee markets VirusScan to home and home-office users; McAfee also develops VirusScan Enterprise for use in corporate environments. The product is not available as a standalone package, but is included in the McAfee VirusScan Plus package or as part of McAfee Internet Security Suite.

About  (from McAfee)

McAfee Internet Security software provides comprehensive PC and identity protection to keep users safe from online threats, and also shields them from risky Web sites. It offers antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing and two-way firewall protection. Additionally, it includes anti-spam, parental controls, 1 GB of online...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 12.8.958, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is McAPExe.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 495.57 KB (507,466 bytes). mcupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe /bodC:misC://MSCJsRes.dlC::uninstall.html /iC:uninstall
Estimated size: 495.57 KB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Internet Security

Program executable:McAPExe.exe
Name:McAfee SecurityCenter
McAfee Access Protection
Signed by:McAfee
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McAPExe.exe
MD5:c1d8836625296de901938b593842238e
McAfee Access Protection is part of McAfee SecurityCenter, a security solution that allows users to monitor their computer's security status and to know instantly whether their computer's virus, spyware, e-mail, and firewall protection...
Additional files:
  • McActInst.exe - McAfee Activation Wizard Framework (McAfee Activation Wizard Installer)
  • McAWFwk.exe - McAfee Activation Service
  • McSvHost.exe - McAfee Shared Service Host (McAfee Service Host)
  • McInstru.exe - McAfee OC Instrumentation
  • mcocrollback.exe - McAfee OC RollBack
  • firesvc.exe - McAfee Personal Firewall (McAfee Firewall Service Dummy)
  • McAlert.exe - McAfee Parental Controls
  • mcautoreg.exe - McAfee Activation Wizard (McAfee Auto Activation)
  • MpfAlert.exe - McAfee Personal Firewall Alerter
  • McAPExe.exe - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Access Protection)
  • mcinfo.exe - McAfee SecurityCenter Instrumentation
  • 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
  • McSACore.exe - McAfee SiteAdvisor (SiteAdvisor)
  • saUI.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)
  • mcoobeof.exe - McAfee OOBE Tool (McAfee OOBE Offer Tool)
  • McVsShld.exe - McAfee VirusScan Alerter
  • mskxagnt.exe - McAfee Anti-Spam (McAfee Anti-Spam MskServer)
  • ShrCL.exe - McAfee Shredder (Shredder Console Application)
  • mfehidin.exe - SYSCORE (McAfee System Core Installer)
  • ActUtil.exe
  • CompatibilityTester.exe
  • Fix519818.exe
  • HWUpdChk.exe
  • mcagent.exe
  • McAltHst.exe
  • mchlp32.exe
  • mchost.exe
  • McNmcShell.exe
  • mcodsscan.exe
  • mcuicnt.exe
  • mcupdate.exe
  • saUpd.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 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".
  • McSvHost.exe runs as a service named 'MSK80Service'.
  • mcods.exe runs as a service named 'McODS'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mcagent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'mcui_exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • McSvHost.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe'.
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

McAPExe.exe
Memory:3.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002146713%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009595%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011872%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,466
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:369 Bytes
435.61 KB average
McSvHost.exe
Memory:36.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0093707182%
Kernel CPU:0.00686293%
User CPU:0.00250779%
CPU cycles/sec:24,957,824
Switches/sec:2
I/O reads/min:130.32 KB
I/O writes/min:25.37 KB
mcinfo.exe
Memory:6.28 MB
Total CPU:0.0001104211%
Kernel CPU:0.00007323%
User CPU:0.00003719%
CPU cycles/sec:5,940
I/O reads/min:189 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove McAfee Internet Security?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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 Internet Security, 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 Internet Security.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 62%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 62.16%
Windows 7 32.47%
Windows Vista 3.77%
Windows XP 1.57%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.46%
Windows 8 22.02%
Windows 8.1 20.06%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.73%
Windows 10 Home 4.42%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.48%
  United Kingdom 9.54%
  Canada 8.30%
  Germany 4.65%
  France 3.95%
  Brazil 3.56%
  Italy 3.28%
  India 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  Australia 1.52%
  Spain 1.28%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Norway 1.22%
  Sweden 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.95%
Lenovo 20.57%
Dell 18.42%
Toshiba 14.22%
Hewlett-Packard 10.88%
Acer 6.89%
Sony 2.68%
GIGABYTE 0.77%
Samsung 0.61%
Common models
LENOVO 20217 3.46%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 2.94%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.48%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.26%
ASUSTeK M11BB 2.21%
LENOVO 20236 2.12%

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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