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Should I remove Family Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #31,557
United States Rank #16,921
Reach 0.0043%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.08 days
769.23 days >
Average installed length: 404.17 days


2.6.713.1 1.18% 1.18% 45.88% 15.29% 2.35%
1.1.420 18.82%
1.1.411 15.29%

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Family Protection

What is Family Protection?  (from McAfee)

Manage Internet use and prevent exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other threats when your children go online. McAfee Family Protection protects children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other threats. McAfee Family Prote...  Read more


Family Protection is a program developed by McAfee. The most used version is, 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 main program executable is mfp.exe. The software installer includes 11 files and is usually about 13.19 MB (13,829,200 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: home.mcafee.com/store/family-protection
Help link: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{08DE682A-3858-4591-9EBB-E5290E4DC3DD}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Family Protection

Program executable:mfp.exe
Name:McAfee Family Protection
McAfee Family Protection Client Application
Path:C:\Program Files\internet content filter\mfp.exe
Additional files:
  • mfeicfcore.dll - McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Interface Dynamic Link Library
  • mfewinrtshim.dll - McAfee Internet Content Filter WinRT Shim Dynamic Link Library
  • mfeicfcore.exe - McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Service
  • LangSel.dll - McAfee Language Selector (McAfee Language Selection Library)
  • mfploc_vz.dll - McAfee Family Protection (McAfee Family Protection Localization Resource File)
  • Pop3Proxy.exe - McAfee Family Protection POP3 Filtering Proxy
  • SEConf.exe - McAfee Family Protection Configuration Tool
  • UpdateService.exe - McAfee Family Protection Update Service
  • mcutil.dll - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Utility DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • UpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'Family Protection Update Service' (fpUpdateSvc) "Updating service for the parental controls software.".
  • mfeicfcore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Service' (mfeicfcore) "McAfee Internet Content Filter core service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mfp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ICF' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\mfp.exe".

How do I remove Family Protection?

You can uninstall Family Protection 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Family Protection, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Family Protection.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.06%
Windows 10 29.41%
Windows Vista 21.18%
Windows XP 2.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 8.1 17.86%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.48%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.76%
Windows 7 Professional 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.82%
Hewlett-Packard 28.79%
Acer 19.70%
Toshiba 6.06%
Lenovo 4.55%
Gateway 4.55%
Sony 3.03%
ASUS 1.52%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 3.75%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.50%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.50%
HP-Pavilion NE502AV-ABA a... 2.50%
XFX68L XFX Nforce 680i LT 1.25%
Sony VPCEL22FX 1.25%

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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