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Should I remove McAfee Firewall?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0007%


4.02.6000 28.57%
4.00.5000 42.86%
3.02.1029 7.14%
3.01.1010 14.29%
3.00.1083 7.14%

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McAfee Firewall

What is McAfee Firewall?  (from McAfee)

The Web 2.0 application landscape represents the security industry’s largest blind spot. McAfee Firewall V8 introduces discovery, visibility and control of thousands of network applications. Now administrators can easily view the applications traversing the network, correlate network and system activity and control u...  Read more


McAfee Firewall is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is 4.00.5000, 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 setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 6.9 MB (7,229,952 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 45% of users of McAfee Firewall come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mcafee-at-home.com
Help link: www.mcafeehelp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee\mcafee firewall
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9E0FB790-5971-41F3-A1C3-1CF9E153FF2A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Firewall

  • mcpie.dll (by Network Associates) - McAfee Graphical Widgets
  • mcrtl32.dll (by Network Associates) - McAfee Shared Components (McAfee Run Time Library)
  • cfgdll.dll - McAfee Firewall (McAfee Firewall Configuration Dll)
  • cpd.exe
  • fwhome.dll - McAfee Firewall Main UI Dll
  • fwhomeres.dll - McAfee Firewall Main UI Resource Dll
  • fwnetcfg.dll (by Networks Associates) - McAfee Firewall Network Config
  • fwplugin.dll - McAfee Firewall Client Dll
  • fwsetup.dll - McAfee Firewall Setup Dll
  • mcafeepf.dll (by Networks Associates) - McAfee Firewall Driver Installation Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • cpd.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Firewall' (McAfee Firewall).

How do I remove McAfee Firewall?

You can uninstall McAfee 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 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 Firewall.

Win XP 57%
Win 10 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 57.14%
Windows 7 21.43%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 10 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 57.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 8.1 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.00%
  Germany 25.00%
  Italy 10.00%
  NG 5.00%
  Spain 5.00%
  Iran 5.00%
  DK 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Sahara 11.11%
American Megatrends 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
VIA K7VT4APro 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 7.14%
IBM 237475G 7.14%
AM2ES AM2ES113 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 7.14%
MEDIONNB WID2000 7.14%

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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