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23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,227
United States Rank #9,814
Reach 0.0232%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.11 days
652.31 days >
Average installed length: 342.74 days


VersionDistribution 0.66% 1.09% 1.09% 1.97% 26.91% 0.44% 2.84% 0.44% 11.16% 5.25% 1.53% 8.10% 0.44% 0.44% 0.44% 3.06% 1.09% 1.97% 0.22% 0.88% 0.22% 3.50% 12.69% 0.66% 12.91%

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McAfee Browser Protection Service

What is McAfee Browser Protection Service?  (from McAfee)

The browser protection service monitors web searching and browsing activity on client computers to protect against threats on web pages and in file downloads. A McAfee team analyzes each website and assigns a color-coded site safety ratings based on test results. The color indicates the level of safety for the site. Us...  Read more


McAfee Browser Protection Service is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, 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. 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 xtray.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.44 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 5.04 MB (5,283,040 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 61% of users of McAfee Browser Protection Service come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.siteadvisor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee\managed virusscan\agent
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myInx.exe /Script=C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\BrowseProtection\BrowseProtection.inx /Sec
Estimated size: 5.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Browser Protection Service

Program executable:xtray.exe
Name:McAfee® Security-as-a-Service
XTray Application
Signed by:McAfee
Path:C:\Program Files\mcafee\managed virusscan\desktopui\xtray.exe
Additional files:
  • AgtMsg.dll
  • AgtRes_g.dll - AgtRes Module
  • HtmlDlg.exe - Total Protection
  • mclc.dll - McLc Module
  • myAgtSvc.exe - Managed Services Agent
  • myAgtTry.exe - myAgtTry Module
  • myASI.dll - Agent Service Interface Module
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.285.dll - myAsUtil Module
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.295.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.356.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.0.387.dll
  • MyAsUtil4.9.2.253.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.308.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.329.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.350.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.357.dll
  • myAsUtil4.9.2.358.dll
  • myINX.exe - INX script engine
  • myNotifications.dll - Notifications Module
  • myRmProt4.9.0.285.dll - myRumor Subsystem MyRmProt Module
  • myRmProt4.9.0.295.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.0.356.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.0.387.dll
  • MyRmProt4.9.2.253.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.308.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.329.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.350.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.357.dll
  • myRmProt4.9.2.358.dll
  • myRumor.dll - myRumor Module
  • myUpdHlp.exe - myUpdHlp Module
  • myUpload.dll - myUpload Module
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.285.exe - myUsrSrv Module
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.295.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.356.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.0.387.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.253.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.308.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.329.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.350.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.357.exe
  • myUsrSrv4.9.2.358.exe
  • PolicyMgr.dll - PolicyMgr Module
  • RegComp.dll - Registration Component
  • Scheduler.dll - Scheduler Module
  • Splash.Exe - Splash Module
  • StartMyAgtTry.exe - StartmyAgtTry Module
  • myAsUtil5.1.0.325.dll
  • myRmProt5.1.0.325.dll
  • myUsrSrv5.1.0.325.exe
  • OEMHelper.dll - OEMHelper Module
  • OEMRes.dll
  • InitEULA.exe - InitEULA Module
  • CustomOEMImpl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • myAgtSvc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee antivirus- en antispywareservice' (myAgtSvc) "Scannen van besturingselementen en bijwerken van activiteiten op het bureaublad voor antivirus- en antispywareservices.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • StartMyAgtTry.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'McAfee Managed Services Tray' which loads as C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\StartMyAgtTry.Exe.
  • Splash.Exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MVS Splash' which loads as C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\Splash.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • myAgtSvc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myAgtSvc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001076212%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008498%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002264%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,149
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:12 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove McAfee Browser Protection Service?

You can uninstall McAfee Browser Protection Service 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 Browser Protection Service, 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 Browser Protection Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.58%
Windows 10 11.79%
Windows XP 7.64%
Windows Vista 6.77%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 43.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.18%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8.1 4.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.81%
  United Kingdom 3.90%
  France 2.60%
  India 2.60%
  Australia 2.11%
  Canada 2.11%
  Spain 2.11%
  Italy 2.11%
  Germany 1.79%
  Japan 1.79%
  Brazil 1.79%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Israel 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 56.49%
Dell 28.92%
Acer 4.59%
ASUS 2.43%
Toshiba 2.43%
Intel 1.62%
Lenovo 1.08%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Common models
HP 620 8.40%
HP ProBook 4520s 3.78%
HP ProBook 6550b 3.36%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 61... 3.36%
Dell Latitude E5500 2.94%
HP Pro 3130 Microtower PC 2.52%

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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