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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,177
United States Rank #29,121
Reach 0.0493%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.70 days
256.62 days >
Average installed length: 134.83 days


14.0.1076 0.10% 60.70% 0.10% 25.93%
2.1.418.3 2.67%
2.1.412.3 1.03% 0.10% 0.41%
1.3.329.1 2.16%
1.3.304.2 3.19%
1.0.482.4 3.60%

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McAfee Parental Controls

What is McAfee Parental Controls?  (from McAfee)

With Parental Controls you can ensure that your children view only age-appropriate websites on a schedule that lets you determine when they can access the web, and when they cannot. Make sure that your child can view only age-appropriate websites, and review or change the type of content available to your children. Ens...  Read more


McAfee Parental Controls 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 setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 24.78 MB (25,987,563 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. While about 22% of users of McAfee Parental Controls come from Italy, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafeeex\mocp
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\McAfeeEx\MOCP\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 24.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Parental Controls

  • uninstall.exe - McAfee OCPInstaller (McAfee Online Child Protection)
  • mfeicfcore.dll - McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Interface Dynamic Link Library
  • mfeicfcore.exe - McAfee Internet Content Filter Core Service
  • McInstallerRes.dll - McAfee Parental Controls (Light Installer Html Resource Dll)
  • McInstallerStartup.dll - Light Installer Start Up dll
  • McInstallerUtil.dll - Installer Utility for NSI
  • McInstru.exe - McAfee OC Instrumentation
  • Ocp_LD.dll - MOCP Language Dependecy library
  • OCP_UI.dll
  • OCPHelper.exe
  • OcpIcfIntegration.dll
  • OcpManager.dll
  • OcpStartup.dll
  • OcpTray.exe
  • OcpUpsell.dll - OcpUpsell rules engine
  • McInstru.dll - McAfee Instrumentation
  • mcbrwsr2.dll - McAfee SecurityCenter (McAfee Web Browser Control)
  • UnInstallOcp.exe - McAfee OCPUnInstaller
  • mcuicnt.exe - McAfee UI Container (McAfee)
  • UnMfp.exe - McAfee MFPInstaller (McAfee Mfp UnInstaller)
  • McInst.exe - McAfee Installer
  • fwinfo.exe - SYSCORE (McAfee Core Firewall Utility)
  • mfeapfa.dll - Access Protection Filter Driver API
  • mfeavfa.dll - Anti Virus File System Filter Driver API
  • mfefire.exe - McAfee Core Firewall Service
  • mfefwctl.dll - McAfee Core Firewall API
  • mfehida.dll - McAfee Driver Communication
  • mfehidin.exe - McAfee System Core Installer
  • mfehidk_messages.dll - McAfee Link Driver
  • mfevtpa.dll - McAfee VTP Service Communication
  • mfevtps.exe - McAfee Process Validation Service
  • LockDown.dll - VSCORE (Provides self-protection functionality)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mcuicnt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE77B8BD-4DAA-478A-A238-DF74A14610F2}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • mfeicfcore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Content Filter' (mfeicfcoreocp).
  • McInst.exe runs as a service named '0025311363509840mcinstcleanup'.
  • mfevtps.exe runs as a service named 'mfevtp'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • mcuicnt.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'McUICnt.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\McAfee Security Scan\3.8.150\McUICnt.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mcuicnt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'mcpltui_exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\Platform\mcuicnt.exe" /platui.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:825.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000336593%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003014%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000352%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,675,422
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.37 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9.19 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0018169060%
Kernel CPU:0.00135924%
User CPU:0.00045767%
CPU cycles/sec:2,220,312
I/O reads/min:824.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.04 KB
Memory:38.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0081324044%
Kernel CPU:0.00431278%
User CPU:0.00381962%
CPU cycles/sec:3,621,251
I/O reads/min:982.49 KB
I/O writes/min:1.75 KB

How do I remove McAfee Parental Controls?

You can uninstall McAfee Parental Controls 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 Parental Controls, 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 Parental Controls.

Win 10 100%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.90%
Windows 7 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 46.80%
Windows 8 33.68%
Windows 10 Home 11.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.96%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.55%
Windows 8 Single Language 1.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.13% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 22.13%
  United Kingdom 19.50%
  Germany 10.89%
  France 8.01%
  United States 5.62%
  Netherlands 4.31%
  Spain 3.95%
  Belgium 3.23%
  Poland 2.63%
  Austria 2.03%
  Sweden 1.91%
  Ireland 1.32%
  Turkey 1.32%
  Portugal 1.20%

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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