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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise


McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is a software program developed by Network Associates. The most common release is 8.0.0, 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 21.54 MB (22,590,231 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 XP and Windows XP. While about 45% of users of McAfee VirusScan Enterprise come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafeesecurity.com
Help link: mysupport.nai.com/redir/default.asp?pCode=VSE&sRef=app&sDest=FAQ
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{5DF3D1BB-894E-4DCD-8275-159AC9829B43}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

  • nailite.dll - Network Associates, Inc. Common Licensing
  • avf.exe - VirusScan (Enterprise, ASaP & Retail.) (Anti-Virus File System Driver Control)
  • mcshield.exe - On-Access Scanner service
  • mytilus.dll - Common Shell - Scanners' interface to the engine
  • naiann.dll - McShield Announcer (VirusScan Enterprise : messages and TaskManager interfaces).
  • naiavfin.exe - Anti-Virus File System Filter Driver Installer
  • naievent.dll - McShield event logging resources
  • EntSrv.dll - Virus Scan Enterprise, Entercept (EntSrv)
  • midutil.dll - McAfee Installation Designer (MID Config Applicator)
  • adslokuu.dll - McAfee Common Components (Directory Support Services DLL)
  • McAVDetect.DLL - McAfee AV Detection DLL
  • Mcvssnmp.dll - McAfee SNMP Support
  • naeventu.dll - Client Event Interface DLL
  • nakrnlu.dll - Kernel Services DLL
  • nautilu.dll - Utility Services DLL
  • BBCpl.dll - VirusScan Enterprise (Access Protection Console Plugin)
  • bho.dll - McAfee Script Scanner Inproc Server DLL
  • coptcpl.dll - Virus Scan Console Options
  • csscan.exe - Virus Scan Command Line Scanner
  • EmCfgCpl.dll - VirusScan e-mail Scan
  • emconfig.exe - E-mail Configuration Utility
  • entvutil.exe - Buffer Overflow Protection Rule File Update Utility
  • ftcfg.dll - Filter Configuration Resource Library
  • ftl.dll - File Filter Library
  • graphics.dll - VirusScan Graphics
  • mcconsol.exe - VirusScan Console
  • mcupdate.exe - VirusScan AutoUpdate
  • naicondl.dll - VirusScan Console Data Layer
  • naiconsl.dll - VirusScan Console UI
  • naiwmain.dll - Shared Library
  • NCDaemon.exe - McAfee Scanner for Lotus Notes
  • NCExtMgr.dll - McAfee Extension Manager for Lotus Notes
  • NCInstall.dll - Installer for McAfee Notes Scanner
  • NCMenu.dll - McAfee Menu Addin for Lotus Notes
  • NCScan.dll
  • NCTrace.dll - McAfee Trace
  • nvpcpl.dll - VirusScan Unwanted Programs Policy Console Plugin
  • OASCpl.dll - VirusScan On-Access Scanner Console Plugin
  • scan32.exe - VirusScan On-Demand Scanner
  • scanemal.dll - VirusScan Mapi Mail Scanner
  • scncfg32.exe - Configuration utility for on-demand scan tasks
  • scnstat.exe - Scan statistics monitor
  • scriptproxy.dll - VirusScan Script Proxy
  • shcfg32.exe - Shield Config Properties
  • shext.dll - Shell Extension
  • shstat.exe - On-access scanner statistics
  • shutil.dll
  • svcpwd.exe - Service Configuration Tool
  • vsplugin.dll - vsplugin
  • vstskmgr.exe - Task Manager : scheduling and OAS alerting service
  • vsupdate.dll - VsUpdate
  • vsupdcpl.dll - VirusScan Update Console Plugin
  • logparser.exe - McAfee LogParser (Logparser reboot notification tool)
  • VSIDSvr.dll - VirusScan (Virus Source Information Database.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'VirusScan' with a class of {cda2863e-2497-4c49-9b89-06840e070a87}.
2 Services
  • Mcshield.exe runs as a service named 'Network Associates McShield' (McShield).
  • VsTskMgr.exe runs as a service named 'Network Associates Task Manager' (McTaskManager).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • shstat.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ShStatEXE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE.

How do I remove McAfee VirusScan Enterprise?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 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 VirusScan Enterprise 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 VirusScan Enterprise, 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 VirusScan Enterprise.

Win XP 86%
Win Server 2003 5%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.24%
Windows Server 2003 4.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 95.00%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.83%
  United Kingdom 13.79%
  Germany 10.34%
  Australia 6.90%
  India 6.90%
  France 3.45%
  Sweden 3.45%
  Spain 3.45%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Czech Republic 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Sony 13.33%
Lenovo 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard 6.67%
Common models
wortmann AWRDACPI 7.14%
Sony VGN-SZ28GP_C 7.14%
Sony VGN-FS315B 7.14%
LENOVO 1951D12 7.14%
IBM 8183WR4 7.14%
IBM 23738CU 7.14%


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