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Should I remove McAfee SecurityCenter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #847
United States Rank #445
Reach 0.9392%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.49 days
604.35 days >
Average installed length: 317.54 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.7080 0.16%
14.0.6136 0.90%
14.0.6120 1.07%
14.0.5120 0.61%
14.0.4127 0.01%
14.0.4121 3.54%
14.0.4119 0.08%
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14.0.339 0.70%
14.0.207 0.04%
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14.0.1076 2.57%
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14.0.1029 1.86%
13.6.953 0.01%
13.6.1599 4.18%
13.6.1529 2.31%
13.6.1492 1.24%
13.6.1367 0.04%
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12.8.992 10.05%
12.8.988 6.07%
12.8.958 9.36%
12.8.957 1.23%
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12.8.903 2.38%
12.8.856 3.39%
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12.1.279 0.01%
12.1.253 0.08%
11.6.518 0.23%
11.6.511 12.72%
86 versions

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McAfee SecurityCenter

What is McAfee SecurityCenter?  (from McAfee)

With McAfee’s Security-as-a-Service solutions protecting your systems and email, log into the McAfee SecurityCenter online management console for complete visibility reports and flexible policy settings. Maintained by McAfee so you won’t have to invest in additional on-premises infrastructure, the McAfee SecurityCenter...  Read more

Overview

McAfee SecurityCenter is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is 11.6.511, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 mcinfo.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 6.28 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 260.97 MB (273,643,457 bytes). The installed file mcupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 76% of users of McAfee SecurityCenter come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

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: 260.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee SecurityCenter

Program executable:mcinfo.exe
Name:McAfee SecurityCenter
McAfee SecurityCenter Instrumentation
Signed by:McAfee
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcinfo.exe
MD5:90ec6e0a9399ea2409a0dccd8f873c5a
McAfee SecurityCenter Instrumentation for McAfee SecurityCenter is 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...
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
  • MpfAlert.exe - McAfee Personal Firewall Alerter
  • McSmtFwk.exe - McAfee SecurityCenter (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
  • mcuicnt.exe - McAfee UI Container (McAfee HTML UI Container)
  • 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)
  • McPvTray.exe - McAfee AntiTheft (McAfee AntiTheft Tray)
  • McVsShld.exe - McAfee VirusScan Alerter
  • mskxagnt.exe - McAfee Anti-Spam (McAfee Anti-Spam MskServer)
  • langsel.exe - McAfee CoreTech (CD Setup Main Module)
  • ShrCL.exe - McAfee Shredder (Shredder Console Application)
  • mfehidin.exe - SYSCORE (McAfee System Core Installer)
  • ActUtil.exe
  • Fix519818.exe
  • HWUpdChk.exe
  • mcagent.exe
  • McAltHst.exe
  • mcappcfg.exe
  • mcautoreg.exe
  • mcdeltag.exe
  • mchlp32.exe
  • mchost.exe
  • McNmcShell.exe
  • mcoobeof.exe
  • mcregist.exe
  • mcrgwcln.exe
  • mcshell.exe
  • mcshell_sapphire.exe
  • mcuimgr.exe
  • mcupdate.exe
  • mfeasins_x86.exe
  • MvtApp.exe
  • MVTInstaller.exe
  • saUpd.exe
  • SvcDrv.exe
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • mcuicnt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EF82A306-2B7D-4BBC-829E-0E334725FBB7}' (runs on registration).
  • MvtApp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FFD64947-1DBA-4BBC-A946-6B3C9393346B}' (runs on registration).
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".
  • mcods.exe runs as a service named 'McODS'.
  • McSvHost.exe runs as a service named 'MSK80Service'.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mcuicnt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'mcpltui_exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\Platform\mcuicnt.exe" /platui.
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).
  • McSvHost.exe connects to 161.69.169.7 (port 443).
  • 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
McSvHost.exe
Memory:54.49 MB
Total CPU:0.0000508342%
Kernel CPU:0.00004945%
User CPU:0.00000139%
CPU cycles/sec:9,421,453
I/O reads/min:38.21 KB
I/O writes/min:28.9 KB
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

How do I remove McAfee SecurityCenter?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee SecurityCenter 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 SecurityCenter 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 SecurityCenter, 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 SecurityCenter.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.97%
Windows 8 25.46%
Windows Vista 11.04%
Windows XP 3.52%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.58%
Windows 8.1 10.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.67%
Windows 8 6.05%
Windows 7 Professional 6.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.08%
  Canada 4.44%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Brazil 2.48%
  Mexico 1.44%
  Germany 1.28%
  Australia 1.28%
  France 1.08%
  New Zealand 0.77%
  India 0.66%
  Netherlands 0.55%
  Italy 0.39%
  Spain 0.33%
  Singapore 0.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 62.35%
Hewlett-Packard 14.71%
Acer 9.14%
Toshiba 5.39%
Lenovo 1.90%
Samsung 1.83%
ASUS 1.80%
Alienware 1.67%
GIGABYTE 0.80%
Intel 0.42%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.78%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.54%
Dell XPS 8300 3.40%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.32%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.13%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.97%

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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