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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #44,205
United States Rank #37,874
Reach 0.0021%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.08 days
4.14 days >
Average installed length: 2.18 days


10.1.0 3.45%
10.0.2 3.45%
10.0.1 24.14%
10.0.0 68.97%

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McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall


McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is 10.0.0, 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. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft 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 setup package generally installs about 64 files and is usually about 173.95 MB (182,394,555 bytes). The installed file saCMAUpdaterCallback.dll 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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafeesecurity.com
Help link: mysupport.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{43FDB010-1C60-4AAC-A276-9CB7B8B10F63}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 173.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall

  • HipHandlers64.dll - McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS Signatures)
  • amcfg.exe - McAfee Endpoint Security (McAfee TP Install Configuration Tool)
  • AvContentManagerBl.dll - McAfee Endpoint AVContentManager Bl
  • blframework.dll - BL Framework component
  • blframeworku.dll - BL Framework (untrusted) component
  • EpLaLib.dll - Firewall Location Awareness Library
  • exclusionbl.dll - Exclusion Business Object
  • FirewallBL.dll - Firewall Business Object
  • FirewallBLObject.dll
  • FWPolicyPlugin.dll - Firewall Policy Plugin
  • FwWindowsFirewallHandler.exe - McAfee Firewall Application
  • LogLib.dll - Logger utility
  • mambobl.dll - Master Anti-Malware Business Object
  • MAppRem.dll - Windows 8 UI App Remediation
  • MaSpb.dll - McAfee Endpoint MaSpb Bl
  • McVariantExport.dll - McVariant utilities
  • mfeEpSS.dll - McAfee Endpoint Script Scanner
  • mfefw.exe - Firewall Business Object Hosting Server
  • mfefwc.exe - Firewall Client Service
  • MfeIST.exe - McAfee TP installation support tool
  • mfetp.exe - Security component hosting server
  • oasbl.dll - On Access Scan Business Object
  • odsbl.dll - On Demand Scan Business Object
  • QuarantineManagerBL.dll - Quarantine Manager Business Object
  • rcScanMenuHandler.dll - On Demand Scan Component
  • ScriptScanBL.dll - Script Scan Business Object
  • setupFW.exe - McAfee FW Setup Launcher
  • spLpc.dll - McAfee Endpoint spLpc
  • AVEvent.dll - Anti-Malware Core (Anti-Malware event logging resources)
  • EMMain.dll - Event Manager API
  • installer.exe - Anti-Malware Core Installer
  • lua_lib.dll - McAfee Virtual Machine
  • mcshield.exe - McAfee Scanner service
  • McShieldClient.dll - Anti-Malware Core Client
  • metro_repair.dll - Metro App repair
  • ts_static_rt.dll - TrustedSource SDK
  • BoBl.dll - McAfee Endpoint (McAfee Endpoint BO Business Object dll)
  • EpMPApi.dll - McAfee MP Engine
  • EpMPThe.dll - McAfee Endpoint Thin Hook Environment
  • HcCode.dll - McAfee HIP Synchronous Hook Module
  • HipRc.dll - McAfee Endpoint RuleCompiler
  • HipShield.dll - McAfee Endpoint HipShield.dll
  • nagshr32.dll - McAfee Agent (McAfee ASaP Shared Library)
  • gatewayutils.dll - Web Control
  • McBrwCtl.dll
  • McIEPlg.dll
  • McPlgUI.dll
  • McSACorePS.dll
  • McSAELpc.dll
  • mfewc.exe
  • mfewch.exe
  • mfewcui.exe
  • saCMAPlugin.dll
  • saCMAUpdaterCallback.dll
  • saHook.dll
  • saPlugin.dll
  • saRes.dll
  • SASet.dll
  • SaSSHMod.dll
  • WPBOLoader.dll
  • WPFunctionalStateBO.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • rcScanMenuHandler.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {EA485C0C-93BB-48C3-AE57-6399F85F0F7E}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • mfeEpSS.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee Endpoint Security Script Protection' with the class of {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231}.
  • McIEPlg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee Web Control BHO' with the class of {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • McIEPlg.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'McAfee Web Control Toolbar' with the class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} (Web Control).
2 Services
  • mfefwc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Firewall Client Service' (mfefwc) "McAfee Firewall Client Service".
  • mfewc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Endpoint Security Web Control Service' (mfewc) "McAfee Endpoint Security Web Control Service".

How do I remove McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall?

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Or, you can uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Endpoint Security Firewall.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 8 52%
Win 7 3%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 51.72%
Windows 7 48.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.93%
Windows 8.1 10.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.34%
Windows 10 Home 6.90%
Windows 10 Pro 6.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Brazil 8.33%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Israel 5.56%
  Italy 5.56%
  Argentina 2.78%
  Colombia 2.78%
  Spain 2.78%
  FJ 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  New Zealand 2.78%
  Peru 2.78%
  Poland 2.78%
  Sweden 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Toshiba 4.17%
Samsung 4.17%
Intel 4.17%
ASUS 4.17%
Common models
Dell Latitude E7440 6.90%
Dell Latitude E6540 3.45%
Dell Latitude E6440 3.45%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.45%
Dell Latitude E5550 3.45%
Dell Inspiron 7547 3.45%

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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