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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,149
United States Rank #12,953
Reach 0.0183%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.89 days
232.81 days >
Average installed length: 122.32 days


VersionDistribution 2.22% 23.89% 31.11% 0.28% 5.56% 1.11% 1.67% 0.56% 19.72% 13.89%

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McAfee Product Improvement Program

What is McAfee Product Improvement Program?  (from McAfee)

McAfee® Product Improvement Program collects the data from the client systems where McAfee products are installed, and that are managed by the McAfee® ePolicy Orchestrator® server (McAfee ePO™). It helps improve McAfee products. The collected data is aggregated on the McAfee ePO server, then sent to the McAfee Product ...  Read more


McAfee Product Improvement Program is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, 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 21 files and is usually about 2.3 MB (2,407,424 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 51% of users of McAfee Product Improvement Program come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Colombia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Help link: www.mcafee.com/product-improvement-program
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee\telemetry
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D45EAF28-A176-41B3-98B7-20375F0A1ADF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.3 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Product Improvement Program

  • fmpmgmtextn.dll - McAfee® Product Improvement Program (McAfee FMP Enterprise Mgmt Extension)
  • loglib.dll - McAfee Telemetry Logger
  • mctelcomutils.dll - McAfee Telemetry Common Utils
  • mctelcre.dll - McAfee Telemetry Content Rule Engine
  • mctelsvc.exe - McAfee Telemetry Service
  • mctelupd.exe - McAfee Telemetry Updater
  • mctelupldr.dll - McAfee Telemetry Uploader
  • lua51.dll - McAfee® Telemetry (Lua Language Run Time)
  • cjson.dll - McAfee Telemetry (CJson Library)
  • sqlite3.dll - SQLite3 C Library
  • mfecryptc.dll - McAfee Agent (McAfee Agent's FIPS-140-2 compliant cryptographic boundary)
  • mfevtpa.dll - SYSCORE (McAfee VTP Service Communication)
  • mctelpplogextn.dll - McAfee Telemetry Content Rule Engine Extn
  • mctelsysevtextn.dll
  • mctelsyspropextn.dll
  • python27.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mctelsvc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Product Improvement Program' (Telemetryserver) "McAfee Product Improvement Program Service".

How do I remove McAfee Product Improvement Program?

You can uninstall McAfee Product Improvement Program 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 Product Improvement Program, 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 Product Improvement Program.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.72%
Windows 10 26.94%
Windows XP 2.50%
Windows Vista 0.56%
Windows Server 2003 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 43.54%
Windows 7 Enterprise 19.94%
Windows 10 Pro 8.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.18%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 4.78%
Windows 8 Pro 2.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.77%
  India 8.17%
  Colombia 5.08%
  France 3.75%
  South Africa 3.31%
  Brazil 2.87%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  Saudi Arabia 1.99%
  Spain 1.77%
  Israel 1.77%
  Mexico 1.55%
  Chile 1.10%
  Germany 0.88%
  Poland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 47.73%
Hewlett-Packard 34.47%
Lenovo 6.82%
Toshiba 3.79%
Intel 1.89%
Acer 1.89%
ASUS 0.76%
Samsung 0.76%
Common models
HP EliteBook 840 G1 6.00%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.50%
Dell OptiPlex 990 3.50%
Dell OptiPlex 3020 3.00%
HP EliteBook 2570p 3.00%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.00%

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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