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Should I remove McAfee DLP Agent?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,880
United States Rank #46,368
Reach 0.0030%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.89 days
645.79 days >
Average installed length: 339.31 days


VersionDistribution 8.47% 1.69% 1.69% 37.29% 6.78% 1.69% 32.20% 3.39% 5.08% 1.69%

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McAfee DLP Agent

What is McAfee DLP Agent?  (from McAfee)

McAfee DLP Endpoint delivers unrivaled protection against theft and accidental disclosure of confidential data. This protection works across networks, through applications, and through removable storage devices. Enforces per-user policy for multiple sessions and VDIs, which allows flexibility and better control of the ...  Read more


McAfee DLP Agent 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named controlPanelIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 87 files. 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 25% of users of McAfee DLP Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\DLP\Agent\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DCA75E5B-FA05-46B6-8D11-2895F8BE5558}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee DLP Agent

Program executable:controlPanelIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • mfehida.dll - SYSCORE. (McAfee Driver Communication)
  • mfehidin.exe - McAfee Driver Installer
  • mfesmfa.dll - System Monitor Filter Driver API
  • mfevtps.exe - McAfee Process Validation Service
  • ccme_base.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition (Base cryptographic functionality)
  • cryptocme2.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Master library
  • fcag.exe - McAfee DLP Agent (McAfee DlpAgent)
  • fcagmd.dll - McAfee DLP Manual Decryption
  • fcagmt.dll - McAfee DLP Manual Tagging
  • fcags.exe - McAfee DLP Agent Service
  • fcagsec.dll - McAfee HDLP Security Service DLL
  • fcagsl.dll - McAfee DLP Agent SensListener
  • fcagswd.exe - McAfee DLP Agent Service WatchDog
  • fcagt.dll - McAfee fcagt
  • fcagte.exe - McAfee fcagte
  • fcdrvins.dll - McAfee DLP Driver installer
  • fcepo.dll - McAfee ePO Plugin
  • fcpfdrv.dll - McAfee DLP Printer Driver
  • fcplie.dll - McAfee FCPLIE
  • fcplou.dll - McAfee DLP Agent Outlook Plugin
  • fcregex.dll - McAfee RedList Plugin
  • afsr.dll (by Autonomy) - KeyView (KeyView Text reader)
  • aiffsr.dll (by Autonomy) - KeyView AIFFSR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp.
  • asfsr.dll - KeyView MS ASF speed reader
  • assr.dll - KeyView SpreadSheet Applix reader
  • awsr.dll - Speed Reader for Applix Words 4.2
  • bentofio.dll - KEYVIEW BENTO FILE I/O API
  • bkfsr.dll - KeyView BKFSR reader (c) 2008 Autonomy Corp.
  • bmpsr.dll - KeyView BMPSR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp
  • bzip2sr.dll - KeyView BZIP2SR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp.
  • cabsr.dll - KeyView CABSR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp
  • csvsr.dll - KeyView SpreadSheet CSV reader
  • dbxsr.dll - KeyView Outlook Express DBX speed reader
  • dcasr.dll - KeyView DCA-RFT reader
  • dcmsr.dll - KeyView DCMSR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp
  • difsr.dll - KeyView SpreadSheet DIF reader
  • dmgsr.dll - KeyView DMGSR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp
  • dw4sr.dll - KeyView DisplayWrite reader
  • dxlsr.dll - KeyView DXL speed reader
  • emlsr.dll - Verity MS Outlook Express speed reader
  • emxsr.dll - KeyView EMX reader
  • encasesr.dll - KeyView ENCASESR reader (c) 2009 Autonomy Corp
  • entsr.dll - KeyView Entourage speed reader
  • epubsr.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • fcagmt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DLP Manual Tagging' with a class of {BB95DD2C-8D74-4D48-80D4-681549F47188}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • fcplie.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee DLP Internet Explorer Plugin' with the class of {4B988589-D11C-4762-806E-0E4A6EC5F76B}.
  • fcags.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee DLP Agent Service' (McAfeeDLPAgentService) "McAfee DLP Agent Service".

How do I remove McAfee DLP Agent?

You can uninstall McAfee DLP Agent 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 DLP Agent, 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 DLP Agent.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by McAfee DLP Agent you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.49%
Windows XP 30.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 39.66%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.31%
Windows 7 Enterprise 24.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  India 17.19%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Colombia 4.69%
  Brazil 4.69%
  Israel 3.13%
  Turkey 3.13%
  Germany 3.13%
  Spain 3.13%
  Iran 3.13%
  Guatemala 3.13%
  Italy 3.13%
  Singapore 3.13%
  China 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.35%
Hewlett-Packard 24.56%
Lenovo 14.04%
Sony 5.26%
Acer 3.51%
Intel 3.51%
Samsung 1.75%
ASUS 1.75%
Apple 1.75%
Common models
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 3.64%
Apple Inc. iMac12,1 1.82%
Acer TravelMate 8472T 1.82%
LENOVO 4180DR4 1.82%
LENOVO 2347G7U 1.82%
innotek GmbH VirtualBox 1.82%

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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compUserover a year ago
The DLP agent really slows down my work, I would not use it.