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Should I remove McAfee Anti-Theft?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #39,624
United States Rank #26,338
Reach 0.0025%


VersionDistribution 84.00%
1.0.0 16.00%

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McAfee Anti-Theft

What is McAfee Anti-Theft?  (from McAfee)

McAfee Anti-Theft protects your personal documents, financial records and other important files on your PC against thieves, hackers and others. Using powerful industry-standard encryption technology, McAfee Anti-Theft provides you the simple way to secure your sensitive files.


McAfee Anti-Theft 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. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 5.19 MB (5,441,230 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 79% of users of McAfee Anti-Theft come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: home.mcafee.com/store/mat-eol
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Anti-Theft\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{624880EA-7610-47B6-B4A6-40DD83DB1AB4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.19 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Anti-Theft

  • McAtStrt.dll - McAfee Anti-Theft Consumer Interfaces (Anti-Theft Startup DLL)
  • McRegUpd.dll - Anti-Theft Registration/Update UI DLL
  • RegUpdRs.dll - Anti-Theft Registration/Update String Resource DLL
  • UICntRes.dll - McAfee Download Manager (DMRes Dynamic Link Library)
  • mcbrwsr2.dll - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Web Browser Control)
  • McUtil.dll - McAfee Utility DLL
  • MispLF.dll - MISP Look-and-Feel Library
  • McUICnt.exe - McAfee UI Container (McAfee HTML UI Container)
  • McPvKbePwd.dll - McAfee Anti-Theft (McAfee Ant-Theft Password Key Block Encryptor)
  • McPvKbeQa.dll - McAfee Anti-Theft Recovery Provider
  • McPvNs.dll
  • McPvTray.exe - McAfee Anti-Theft Tray
  • SvcDrv.exe - McAfee Anti-Theft SrcDrv

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • McPvTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'McPvTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\McAfee\Anti-Theft\McPvTray.exe.

How do I remove McAfee Anti-Theft?

You can uninstall McAfee Anti-Theft 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 McAfee Anti-Theft, 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 McAfee Anti-Theft.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.00%
Windows Vista 34.00%
Windows XP 6.00%
Windows 10 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 30.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.00%
Windows 7 Professional 2.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.67%
  United Kingdom 8.00%
  Australia 5.33%
  Canada 4.00%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Mexico 1.33%
  Spain 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.69%
Hewlett-Packard 24.49%
Acer 12.24%
Toshiba 10.20%
Sony 8.16%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Gateway 2.04%
NEC 2.04%
ASUS 2.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 6.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.13%

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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