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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,366
United States Rank #20,710
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.99 days
235.57 days >
Average installed length: 123.77 days


10.5.2 0.81%
10.5.1 11.29%
10.5.0 9.68%
10.2.1 1.61%
10.2.0 8.87%
10.1.2 1.61%
10.1.1 9.68%
10.1.0 4.03%
10.0.2 4.03%
10.0.1 17.74%
10.0.0 30.65%

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McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention


McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention 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 143 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 58% of users of McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafeesecurity.com
Help link: mysupport.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Endpoint Security\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8F94DB59-18A8-45EE-8AE5-30430B8B033C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 173.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention

  • reputation_bo.dll - McAfee Endpoint Security Reputation Business Object
  • tie_aac_hooks.dll - McAfee Threat Intelligence Access Control Hook
  • mfetie.exe - McAfee Threat Intelligence Hosting Service
  • tie_bo.dll - McAfee Threat Intelligence Business Object
  • TieErrMgr.exe - McAfee Threat Intelligence Error Manager
  • tie_ma.dll - McAfee Threat Intelligence Agent Plugin
  • HipHandlers.dll - McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS Signatures)
  • HipHandlers64.dll
  • tie_hss_lpc.dll - McAfee Threat Intelligence LPC
  • 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
  • EpLaLib.dll - Firewall Location Awareness Library
  • EpSecApiLib.dll - Crypto library
  • 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
  • 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
  • WscAVExe.exe - McAfee VirusScan Enterprise WSC Exe
  • 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
  • metro_repair.dll - Metro App repair
  • MFE_CS.dll - Common Scan API
  • MFE_DS.dll - Dynamic Scan API
  • mfeunzip.dll - McAfee Decompression Library
  • mfezip.dll - McAfee Compression Library
  • ncapi.dll - UserMode API
  • quarantine.dll - McAfee Quarantine Library
  • ts.dll - TrustedSource SDK
  • ts_static_rt.dll
  • ApBl.dll - McAfee Endpoint (McAfee Endpoint AP Business Object dll)
  • ApRc.dll - McAfee Endpoint AP Support dll
  • BoBl.dll - McAfee Endpoint BO Business Object dll
  • EpMPApi.dll - McAfee MP Engine

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}.
  • 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}.
  • 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}.
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 Threat Prevention?

You can uninstall McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention 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 Threat Prevention, 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 Threat Prevention.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by McAfee Endpoint Security Threat Prevention you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 48.39%
Windows XP 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 37.10%
Windows 10 Pro 16.94%
Windows 10 Home 8.06%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.45%
Windows 8.1 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.08%
  United Kingdom 5.99%
  Italy 2.99%
  Singapore 2.40%
  Brazil 2.40%
  France 2.40%
  India 2.40%
  Sweden 1.80%
  Israel 1.80%
  DK 1.80%
  Turkey 1.80%
  Poland 1.80%
  South Africa 1.20%
  Colombia 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.76%
Lenovo 11.88%
ASUS 3.96%
Acer 3.96%
Intel 2.97%
Toshiba 1.98%
Sony 1.98%
Samsung 0.99%
Common models
Dell Latitude E7450 4.20%
Dell Latitude E7440 3.36%
LENOVO 80HE 2.52%
Dell Latitude E5570 2.52%
Dell Latitude E5540 1.68%
Dell Latitude E5440 1.68%

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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