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1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 43.33% 56.67%

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McAfee Real Time Client


McAfee Real Time Client 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 11 files and is usually about 21.71 MB (22,765,019 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 Real Time Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Real Time\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A873387A-9BA3-47F9-A245-66B836941D87}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Real Time Client

  • mfecryptc.dll - McAfee Agent (McAfee Agent's FIPS-140-2 compliant cryptographic boundary)
  • rtclient.exe - Real Time (Real Time Client)
  • rtcommand.exe - McAfee Real Time Sensor
  • rtlpc.exe - McAfee Real Time Bridge
  • ccme_base.dll
  • ccme_ecc.dll
  • ccme_eccaccel.dll
  • cryptocme2.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • rtlpc.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Real Time Bridge Service' (McAfeeRealTimeBridge) "Provides real-time data collection services.".
  • rtclient.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Real Time Client Service' (McAfeeRealTimeClient) "Allows real-time data collection and action execution.".

How do I remove McAfee Real Time Client?

You can uninstall McAfee Real Time 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 Real Time 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 Real Time Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.67%
Windows 10 16.67%
Windows Vista 3.33%
Windows XP 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 36.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows Server (R) 2008 E... 3.33%
Windows 10 Pro 3.33%
Windows 8.1 Professional 3.33%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.11%
  Brazil 6.67%
  Singapore 4.44%
  South Africa 4.44%
  Germany 4.44%
  Turkey 4.44%
  Italy 4.44%
  Colombia 2.22%
  France 2.22%
  India 2.22%
  ZW 2.22%
  Canada 2.22%
  KE 2.22%
  Poland 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.67%
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Lenovo 13.33%
Toshiba 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
Sony 3.33%
Common models
HP Compaq 8100 Elite SFF ... 6.90%
Sony VPCEG3AEN 3.45%
LENOVO 6139A4G 3.45%
LENOVO 4243WRK 3.45%
LENOVO 3444B9U 3.45%

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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