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1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 20.00% 40.00% 40.00%

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McAfee Drive Encryption


McAfee Drive Encryption 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 main program executable is epefprtrainer.exe. The software installer includes 17 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 77% of users of McAfee Drive Encryption come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee\endpoint encryption
Uninstaller: C:\windows\Uninstall\McAfee_Drive_Encryption_7.1.0.389\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Drive Encryption

Program executable:epefprtrainer.exe
Name:McAfee Drive Encryption
McAfee Drive Encryption Fingerprint Reader Trainer
Path:C:\Program Files\mcafee\endpoint encryption\epefprtrainer.exe
Additional files:
  • Balloon_32-vc120-mt.dll - McAfee Data Protection Notification
  • Balloon32.exe
  • Toast_32-vc120-mt.dll
  • Toast32.exe
  • EpeOpalATASec4SATA.dll - McAfee Drive Encryption (McAfee Drive Encryption OpalATASec4SATA)
  • EpeOpalEncryptionProviderPlugin.dll - McAfee Drive Encryption Encryption Provider Plugin
  • EpePcCredentialProvider64.dll - McAfee Drive Encryption Credential Provider
  • EpePcCredentialProviderHelper.exe - McAfee Drive Encryption Credential Provider Helper
  • EpePcEncryptionProviderPlugin.dll
  • EpePcMaPlugin.dll - McAfee Drive Encryption MA Plugin
  • EpePcMonitor.exe - McAfee Drive Encryption Monitor
  • MfeCryptoAdapter.dll - McAfee Drive Encryption Cryptographic Adapter Module
  • FDEBMODL.dll (by Absolute Software) - Installation/Management Application
  • vcsAPIShared.dll (by Validity Sensors) - Fingerprint Sensor Software Suite. (Validity VCS Extended API Library)
  • mfecc32de.dll - McAfee Core Cryptographic Module
  • PBAInit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • EpePcMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MfeEpePcMonitor' which loads as "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption\EpePcMonitor.exe".
  • EpeFprTrainer.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EpeFprTrainer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Encryption\EpeFprTrainer.exe".

How do I remove McAfee Drive Encryption?

You can uninstall McAfee Drive Encryption 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 Drive Encryption, 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 Drive Encryption.

Win 10 87%
Win 7 (SP1) 13%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 86.67%
Windows 7 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 73.33%
Windows 8 Enterprise 13.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 13.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.67%
  Israel 16.67%
  Germany 3.33%
  DK 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 53.33%
Hewlett-Packard 46.67%
Common models
HP EliteBook 840 G1 26.67%
HP EliteBook Revolve 810 ... 13.33%
HP EliteBook 850 G2 6.67%
LENOVO 42915J0 6.67%
LENOVO 4236L51 6.67%
LENOVO 3460CC6 6.67%

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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