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Should I remove McAfee Network Access Control Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.90 days
380.43 days >
Average installed length: 199.89 days


4.0.0 5.88%
3.2.1 58.82%
3.2.0 29.41%
3.1.0 5.88%

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McAfee Network Access Control Client

What is McAfee Network Access Control Client?  (from McAfee)

McAfee Network Access Control Client is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced threat detection techniques, it defends against stealthy attacks with extreme accuracy at speeds of up to 80 Gbps, while providing rich contextual data about us...  Read more


McAfee Network Access Control Client is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is 3.2.1, 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. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 17.98 MB (18,856,594 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 23% of users of McAfee Network Access Control Client come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.McAfee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\MNAC Scanner\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{866868AC-C16C-47BE-ADC9-D33F6B670E2D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Network Access Control Client

  • AgentUtil.dll - McAfee Network Access Control (McAfee NAC Scanner Agent Utility)
  • CorePlugin.dll - McAfee NAC Core Plugin
  • NACScanner.exe - McAfee Network Access Control Client
  • NAPSHA.dll - McAfee System Health Agent
  • ScannerPlugin.dll - McAfee NAC Scanner Plugin
  • ScannerTray.dll - McAfee NAC Client Tray Icon
  • ScannerTray.exe
  • ScannerTrayUtil.dll
  • StatusDialogDLL.dll
  • wmi-event-2.dll
  • mfehida.dll - SYSCORE. (Host Intrusion Detection Link Driver Communication)
  • mfehidin.exe - Host Intrusion Detection Driver Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • NACScanner.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Network Access Control Client' (NACClient) "Assesses computers to determine whether they meet the minimum requirements of the compliance policy.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ScannerTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'McAfee NAC Tray Icon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\McAfee\MNAC Scanner\ScannerTray.exe".

How do I remove McAfee Network Access Control Client?

You can uninstall McAfee Network Access Control Client 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 Network Access Control Client, 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 Network Access Control Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.59%
Windows XP 23.53%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.29%
Windows 7 Enterprise 35.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.73%
  India 18.18%
  Mexico 9.09%
  Singapore 4.55%
  Dominican Republic 4.55%
  Colombia 4.55%
  France 4.55%
  Pakistan 4.55%
  BD 4.55%
  Spain 4.55%
  Iran 4.55%
  United Arab Emirates 4.55%
  Guatemala 4.55%
  Peru 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.18%
Dell 35.29%
Toshiba 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8440p 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 6.25%
LENOVO 4236NUY 6.25%
HP ProBook 6460b 6.25%
HP Pro 3330 MT 6.25%
HP EliteBook 8460p 6.25%

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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