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Should I remove McAfee Firewall Protection Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,245
United States Rank #15,517
Reach 0.0097%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.68 days
167.66 days >
Average installed length: 88.09 days


VersionDistribution 2.09% 1.05% 2.62% 1.05% 28.27% 1.05% 2.62% 17.80% 10.99% 10.99% 0.52% 1.05% 4.19% 2.09% 3.66% 1.05% 0.52% 6.81% 0.52% 0.52%

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McAfee Firewall Protection Service

What is McAfee Firewall Protection Service?  (from McAfee)

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McAfee Firewall Protection Service is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named xtray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 5.9 MB (6,181,646 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 63% of users of McAfee Firewall Protection Service come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Firewall
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Agent\myInx.exe /Script=C:\Program Files\McAfee\Managed VirusScan\Firewall\mvsFirewall.Inx /Section=DefaultU
Estimated size: 5.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Firewall Protection Service

Program executable:xtray.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\mcafee\managed virusscan\desktopui\xtray.exe
Additional files:
  • MFWSettings.exe
  • MFWss.dll - Firewall Subsystem Module
  • MFWss64.dll
  • TpsFcSubSys.dll - McAfee® Security-as-a-Service
  • mcinst.exe - McAfee Installer
  • FWRes_l.dll - Firewall localized resources

How do I remove McAfee Firewall Protection Service?

You can uninstall McAfee Firewall Protection Service 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 Protection Service, 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 Protection Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.06%
Windows 10 15.18%
Windows XP 9.42%
Windows Vista 6.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.42%
Windows 8.1 6.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.12%
  Canada 4.56%
  Spain 4.56%
  Japan 3.42%
  Germany 2.28%
  Australia 1.90%
  Brazil 1.90%
  India 1.90%
  United Kingdom 1.52%
  Italy 1.52%
  Sweden 1.14%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Switzerland 0.76%
  Jamaica 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.97%
Hewlett-Packard 34.04%
Acer 6.38%
ASUS 5.67%
Lenovo 4.26%
Toshiba 2.84%
Sony 0.71%
Common models
Dell Latitude E5500 5.19%
HP 620 2.96%
Dell Latitude E5520 2.96%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.22%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 2.22%
Dell Vostro 1015 2.22%

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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