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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,849
United States Rank #26,255
Reach 0.0039%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.12 days
239.50 days >
Average installed length: 125.84 days


10.5.2 1.30%
10.5.1 12.99%
10.5.0 11.69%
10.2.0 6.49%
10.1.1 9.09%
10.1.0 7.79%
10.0.2 7.79%
10.0.1 15.58%
10.0.0 27.27%

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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 146 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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

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

  • reputation_bo.dll - McAfee Endpoint Security Reputation Business Object
  • mfetie.exe - McAfee Threat Intelligence Hosting Service
  • TieErrMgr.exe - McAfee Threat Intelligence Error Manager
  • HipHandlers64.dll - McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS Signatures)
  • ensmgmt.dll - McAfee Endpoint Management SDK
  • setupCC.exe - McAfee Common Setup Launcher
  • TieInterfaceDll.dll - McAfee Threat Intelligence
  • amcfg.exe - McAfee Endpoint Security (McAfee TP Install Configuration Tool)
  • AvContentManagerBl.dll - McAfee Endpoint AVContentManager Bl
  • blframework.dll - BL Framework component
  • blframeworkrt.dll
  • blframeworku.dll - BL Framework (untrusted) component
  • combo.dll - Common Master Business Object
  • CommonLPC.dll - Common LPC
  • EmBl.dll - Event Manager
  • EmBlEventViewStr.dll - McAfee EndPoint Event Viewer Resources
  • EpLaLib.dll - Firewall Location Awareness Library
  • EpSecApiLib.dll - Crypto library
  • ESConfigTool.exe - Endpoint Security Configuration Tool
  • exclusionbl.dll - Exclusion Business Object
  • FirewallBL.dll - Firewall Business Object
  • FirewallBLObject.dll
  • FWInstCheck.exe - Firewall Installer check exe
  • FWPolicyPlugin.dll - Firewall Policy Plugin
  • FwWindowsFirewallHandler.exe - McAfee Firewall Application
  • GTIBL.dll - GTI
  • LcBl.dll - License manager component
  • LcMgrImpl.dll
  • loggerbl.dll - Logger Configurator
  • LogLib.dll - Logger utility
  • mambobl.dll - Master Anti-Malware Business Object
  • MaPkgSupplier.dll - MA Package Supplier
  • MAppRem.dll - Windows 8 UI App Remediation
  • MaSpb.dll - McAfee Endpoint MaSpb Bl
  • McVariantExport.dll - McVariant utilities
  • mfeEpSS.dll - McAfee Endpoint Script Scanner
  • mfeesp.exe - Endpoint Security Platform component hosting server
  • 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
  • nailite.dll - Lite License manager component
  • oasbl.dll - On Access Scan Business Object
  • odsbl.dll - On Demand Scan Business Object
  • PackageMgr.dll - Package Manager
  • PwBl.dll - Password Manager
  • PwdUninstall.exe - PwdUninstall
  • 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
  • SystemInfoBL.dll - System information events
  • taskschedulerbl.dll - Task Scheduler
  • jcmcontent.dll - McAfee JTI Content (Jti Client Module Content)
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove McAfee Endpoint Security Firewall?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 Endpoint Security Firewall.

How do I reset my web browser?

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 10 55%
Win XP 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.55%
Windows 7 44.16%
Windows XP 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 32.47%
Windows 10 Pro 24.68%
Windows 10 Home 7.79%
Windows 7 Enterprise 7.79%
Windows 10 Enterprise 5.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.28%
  United Kingdom 5.83%
  Brazil 3.88%
  India 2.91%
  Poland 2.91%
  Italy 2.91%
  Singapore 1.94%
  South Africa 1.94%
  Colombia 1.94%
  New Zealand 1.94%
  Spain 1.94%
  Israel 1.94%
  Turkey 1.94%
  Taiwan 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.06%
Lenovo 13.24%
Intel 4.41%
ASUS 2.94%
Acer 2.94%
Toshiba 1.47%
Samsung 1.47%
Common models
Dell Latitude E7440 3.90%
Dell Latitude E5570 2.60%
Gigabyte B85M-D3H 2.60%
Dell Latitude E6440 2.60%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 2.60%
LENOVO 80HE 2.60%

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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