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8% remove it92% keep it
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4.7.2 8.93%
4.7.1 14.29%
4.7.0 30.36%
4.6.3 5.36%
4.6.2 8.93%
4.6.1 8.93%
4.6.0 12.50%
4.5.0 10.71%

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McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor

What is McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor?  (from McAfee)

Unprotected systems, referred to as rogue systems, are often the weak spot of any security strategy, creating entry points that viruses and other potentially harmful programs can use to access your network. Rogue System Detection provides near real-time discovery of rogue systems through the use of a Rogue System Sen...  Read more


McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor is a program developed by McAfee. The most used version is 4.7.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is RSSensor.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 57.03 MB (59,796,129 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 60% of users of McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.McAfee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\RSD Sensor\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{34C22C5D-30F8-4EF4-97CF-0A8594F42959}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 57.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor

Program executable:RSSensor.exe
Name:McAfee Rogue System Detection
McAfee Rogue System Sensor
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\RSD Sensor\RSSensor.exe
Additional files:
  • AgentSDK.dll - McAfee Rogue System Detection (Agent SDK helper dll)
  • RSSensor.exe - McAfee Rogue System Sensor
  • SensorPlugin.dll - McAfee Rogue System Sensor Plugin
  • SensorSNMP.dll - SNMP extension for the McAfee Network Access Control Sensor
  • ScanDLL.dll - ScanDLL Dynamic Link Library (Discovery ScanDLL Dynamic Link Library)
  • mfecryptc.dll - McAfee Agent (McAfee Agent's FIPS-140-2 compliant cryptographic boundary)
  • mfecurl.dll - CMA CURLLIB
  • mfezlib.dll - CMA ZLIB
  • Packet.dll (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap Professional (WPRO_41_2001) (packet.dll Wrapper Dynamic Link Library)
  • wpcap.dll (by CACE Technologies) - wpcap.dll Dynamic Link Library - based on libpcap 1.0rel0b branch (20091008)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RSSensor.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Rogue System Sensor' (RSSensor) "Performs broadcast and DHCP detection.".

How do I remove McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor?

You can uninstall McAfee Rogue System Detection Sensor 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 Rogue System Detection Sensor, 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 Rogue System Detection Sensor.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 1.79%
Windows Server 2003 1.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 43.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.45%
Windows 7 Professional 23.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.45%
Windows Vista Business 1.82%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  UA 2.67%
  France 2.67%
  Iran 2.67%
  Germany 2.67%
  Turkey 2.67%
  South Africa 1.33%
  Brazil 1.33%
  Colombia 1.33%
  India 1.33%
  Mexico 1.33%
  Republic Of Moldova 1.33%
  Austria 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 48.15%
Dell 25.93%
Lenovo 11.11%
Intel 3.70%
American Megatrends 3.70%
Toshiba 1.85%
Sahara 1.85%
Compaq 1.85%
Common models
HP Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC 3.92%
HP ProBook 6475b 3.92%
LENOVO 96323FY 1.96%
LENOVO 205545G 1.96%
HP ProBook 6455b 1.96%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq 50... 1.96%

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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