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McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module

What is McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module?  (from McAfee)

The McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module is an add-on to the VirusScan Enterprise product that extends its ability to detect and take action on potentially unwanted spyware and cookies. The module uses the VirusScan Enterprise on-access scanner, on-demand scan task, and unwanted programs policy with the scanning engine...  Read more


McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named Mcshield.exe. The setup package generally installs about 86 files and is usually about 200.68 MB (210,430,967 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 XP. While about 47% of users of McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Canada.

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\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\scan32.exe" /UninstallMAS
Estimated size: 200.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module

Program executable:Mcshield.exe
On-Access Scanner service
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
Additional files:
  • nailite.dll - McAfee, Inc. Common Licensing
  • midutil.dll - McAfee Installation Designer (MID Config Applicator)
  • entsrv.dll - SYSCORE. (Buffer Overflow Protection Service Compatibility Shim)
  • mfeapfa.dll - SYSCORE. (Access Protection Filter Driver API)
  • mfeapfk.sys - SYSCORE. (Access Protection Filter Driver)
  • mfeavfa.dll - Anti Virus File System Filter Driver API
  • mfeavfk.sys - Anti-Virus File System Filter Driver
  • mfebopa.dll - SYSCORE. (Buffer Overflow Protection Service)
  • mfehida.dll - McAfee Driver Communication
  • mfehidin.exe - McAfee Driver Installer
  • mfehidk.sys - Host Intrusion Detection Link Driver
  • mferkda.dll - McAfee Code Analysis Driver API
  • mferkdk.sys - VSCore Code Analysis Driver
  • mfetdik.sys - Anti-Virus Mini-Firewall Driver
  • mfevtpa.dll - McAfee VTP Service Communication
  • mfevtps.exe - McAfee Process Validation Service
  • adslokuu.dll - VSCORE. (VSCore Alert Manager Interface - Active Directory Support)
  • csscan.exe - VSCORE. (Command line scanner)
  • engineserver.exe - McAfee Engine Service
  • entvutil.exe - Buffer Overflow Protection Rule File Update Utility
  • ftl.dll - File Filter Library
  • lockdown.dll - Provides self-protection functionality
  • mcshield.exe - On-Access Scanner service
  • mcshieldperfdata.dll - McShield Performance Data plugin to Perfmon
  • mcvssnmp.dll - VSCore Alert Manager Interface - SNMP Support
  • mfeann.exe - VSCore Announcer
  • mytilus.dll - VSCORE. (Common Shell - Scanners' interface to the engine)
  • mytilus2.dll - VSCORE. (Common Shell2 - Scanners' interface to the 5000 series engine)
  • mytilus3.dll - Common Shell3 - Scanners' interface to the 5000 series engine
  • mytilus3_server.dll
  • mytilus3_server_process.exe - VSCORE.
  • mytilus3_worker.dll
  • naevent.dll - VSCORE. (VSCore Alert Manager Interface)
  • bbcpl.dll - VirusScan Enterprise (Access Protection Console Plugin)
  • condl.dll - VirusScan Console Data Layer
  • consl.dll - VirusScan Console UI
  • coptcpl.dll - Virus Scan Console Options
  • emabout.dll - Outlook Scan About Box
  • emcfgcpl.dll - VirusScan e-mail Scan
  • emhelp.dll - Outlook Scan Help
  • ftcfg.dll - Filter Configuration Resource Library
  • graphics.dll - VirusScan Graphics
  • mcadmin.exe - VirusScan Vista admin process
  • mcavdetect.dll - McAfee AV Detection DLL
  • mcavscv.dll - McAfee AV SCV DLL
  • mcconsol.exe - VirusScan Console
  • mcupdate.exe - VirusScan AutoUpdate
  • naiann.dll - VirusScan Enterprise Announcer.
  • NCDaemon.exe - McAfee Scanner for Lotus Notes
  • NCExtMgr.dll - McAfee Extension Manager for Lotus Notes
  • NCInstall.dll - Installer for McAfee Notes Scanner
  • ncinstall.exe
  • 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
  • quarcpl.dll - Quarantine Policy Console Plugin
  • restartvse.exe - Restart support module for VSE
  • scan32.exe - VirusScan On-Demand Scanner

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mcconsol.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1BF53FFC-A52A-4DC5-A394-9BD48CD372EF}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Mcshield.exe runs as a service named 'McShield' (McShield) "Provides McAfee On-Access scanning protection of your computer system.".
  • EngineServer.exe runs as a service named 'McAfeeEngineService' (McAfeeEngineService) "McAfee Engine Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000710026%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003015%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004085%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:60 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:572 KB
Total CPU:0.0000976274%
Kernel CPU:0.00001058%
User CPU:0.00008705%
I/O reads/min:76.08 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:94 MB
Total CPU:0.0001670739%
Kernel CPU:0.00008536%
User CPU:0.00008172%
I/O reads/min:1.01 MB
I/O writes/min:76.27 KB

How do I remove McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module?

You can uninstall McAfee AntiSpyware Enterprise Module 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 AntiSpyware Enterprise Module, 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 AntiSpyware Enterprise Module.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.34%
Windows XP 26.73%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Windows 10 2.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.51%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.43%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.85%
  India 4.85%
  Canada 4.04%
  Iran 3.07%
  United Kingdom 3.07%
  Spain 2.91%
  France 2.58%
  Belgium 2.42%
  Mexico 2.42%
  Saudi Arabia 2.10%
  Australia 1.78%
  Germany 1.62%
  Japan 1.45%
  Italy 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.92%
Hewlett-Packard 30.21%
Lenovo 5.87%
Toshiba 5.28%
Acer 3.23%
Intel 1.76%
ASUS 1.47%
American Megatrends 0.88%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6410 6.25%
Dell Latitude E6420 4.02%
Dell Latitude E5420 3.57%
Dell Latitude E6520 3.13%
Dell Latitude D830 2.68%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 1.79%

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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