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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,549
United States Rank #16,082
Reach 0.0067%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.42 days
366.54 days >
Average installed length: 192.59 days


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McAfee Family Protection

What is McAfee Family Protection?  (from McAfee)

McAfee Family Protection protects children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate content, social networking risks, strangers, and other threats. McAfee Family Protection is proven to be easy-to-use and built to empower parents to say “yes” to their children’s online interests knowing they will be safe as they lear...  Read more


McAfee Family Protection is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is mfp.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 16.15 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 85.46 MB (89,615,842 bytes). 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 79% of users of McAfee Family Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: home.mcafee.com/store/family-protection
Help link: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 85.46 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Family Protection

Program executable:mfp.exe
Name:McAfee Family Protection
McAfee Family Protection Client Application
Signed by:McAfee
Path:C:\Program Files\internet content filter\mfp.exe
Additional files:
  • mfeicfcore.dll - McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Interface Dynamic Link Library
  • mfewinrtshim.dll - McAfee Internet Content Filter WinRT Shim Dynamic Link Library
  • mfeicfcore.exe - McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Service
  • AWProvider.dll - McAfee Family Protection (McAfee Activation Wizard Provider)
  • LangSel.dll - McAfee Language Selector (McAfee Language Selection Library)
  • mfploc_de.dll - McAfee Family Protection Localization Resource File
  • mfploc_en.dll
  • mfploc_es.dll
  • mfploc_es-ES.dll
  • mfploc_fr.dll
  • mfploc_it.dll
  • mfploc_ja.dll
  • mfploc_ko.dll
  • mfploc_nl.dll
  • mfploc_pt.dll
  • mfploc_pt-BR.dll
  • mfploc_zh-CN.dll
  • mfploc_zh-TW.dll
  • Pop3Proxy.exe - McAfee Family Protection POP3 Filtering Proxy
  • SEConf.exe - McAfee Family Protection Configuration Tool
  • UpdateService.exe - McAfee Family Protection Update Service
  • mcutil.dll - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Utility DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SEConf.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6A24FDCA-DFEF-4A34-A338-6703C5D306F0}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • UpdateService.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Internet Content Filter Update Service' (mfeicfupdate) "Updating service for the parental controls software.".
  • mfeicfcore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Service' (mfeicfcore) "McAfee Internet Content Filter core service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mfp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ICF' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Internet Content Filter\mfp.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:16.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000415846%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001769%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002389%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:15,344,164
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.63 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00000046%
CPU cycles/sec:250

How do I remove McAfee Family Protection?

You can uninstall McAfee Family Protection 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 Family Protection, 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 Family Protection.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.55%
Windows 10 40.15%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Windows XP 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.97%
Windows 8.1 14.39%
Windows 10 Home 9.09%
Windows 8 4.55%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%
Windows 10 Pro 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.89%
  United Kingdom 14.57%
  Canada 1.51%
  France 1.01%
  Japan 1.01%
  Colombia 0.50%
  Argentina 0.50%
  Brazil 0.50%
  India 0.50%
  Belgium 0.50%
  Germany 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 39.42%
Dell 29.81%
Acer 8.65%
Toshiba 8.65%
ASUS 5.77%
Lenovo 5.77%
Sony 1.92%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.73%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.82%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.82%
Dell Inspiron 530s 1.82%
Dell Latitude E6500 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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