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Should I remove McAfee Safe Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,747
United States Rank #5,977
Reach 0.0325%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.06 days
149.23 days >
Average installed length: 78.41 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 32.45% 10.76% 46.96% 3.59% 6.08%

McAfee Safe Connect


McAfee Safe Connect is a software program developed by McAfee, Inc. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 28 files and is usually about 7.58 MB (7,950,336 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of McAfee Safe Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee safe connect
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F210DAEC-9E43-467E-87E8-B02DA469CFFC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Safe Connect

  • materialdesigncolors.dll (by Mulholland Software/James Willock) - MaterialDesignColors.Wpf
  • materialdesignthemes.wpf.dll (by Mulholland Software/James Willock) - MaterialDesignThemes.Wpf
  • caketubesdk.core.dll (by AnchorFree) - CakeTube Windows SDK (CakeTubeSdk.Core)
  • caketubesdk.windows.dll (by AnchorFree) - CakeTubeSdk.Windows
  • msc.install.customaction.ca.dll - MSC.Logout.Uninstall
  • msc.install.customaction.dll
  • mcafee safe connect.exe - McAfee Safe Connect
  • hardcodet.wpf.taskbarnotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • firebase.auth.dll (by Step Up Labs) - Firebase.Auth
  • nlog.dll (by NLog) - NLog v4.4.6 (NLog for .NET Framework 4.5)
  • simplewifi.dll (by DigiExam AB) - SimpleWifi
  • restsharp.dll (by John Sheehan, RestSharp Community) - RestSharp
  • prism.dll - Prism
  • prism.unity.wpf.dll - Prism.Unity.Wpf
  • prism.wpf.dll - Prism.Wpf
  • google.protobuf.dll - Google Protocol Buffers

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mcafee safe connect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{75D494EA-0D29-4A38-8E6B-0C926E34756D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • mcafee safe connect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'McAfeeSafeConnect' and executes as C:\Program Files\McAfee Safe Connect\McAfee Safe Connect.exe.

How do I remove McAfee Safe Connect?

You can uninstall McAfee Safe Connect 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 Safe Connect, 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 Safe Connect.

Win 10 84%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 84.24%
Windows 7 15.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 48.36%
Windows 10 Pro 18.41%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 6.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.40%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.06%
Windows 7 Professional 4.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.38%
  United Kingdom 4.15%
  Italy 2.43%
  France 1.72%
  Germany 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Spain 1.01%
  Sweden 0.71%
  UA 0.41%
  South Africa 0.41%
  Brazil 0.30%
  Switzerland 0.30%
  Poland 0.30%
  Colombia 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.69%
Acer 17.32%
Dell 17.11%
ASUS 12.58%
Lenovo 10.10%
Toshiba 5.15%
Samsung 2.06%
MSI 1.65%
Intel 1.65%
Medion 0.62%
Common models
HP HP Notebook 6.10%
ASUS All Series 2.35%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.35%
HP HP Laptop 15-bs0xx 2.35%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.35%


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