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Should I remove McAfee TechMate?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
44% remove it56% keep it
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How common is it?
United States Rank #41,059
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.25 days
208.57 days >
Average installed length: 109.59 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

McAfee TechMate


McAfee TechMate is a software program developed by Sutherland Global Services. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named mcafeetechmate.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 16.84 MB (17,655,872 bytes). The installed file McAfeeTechMateUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% of users of McAfee TechMate come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Sutherland Global Services Inc
Help link: www.mywebsite.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee TechMate
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{6BBCF578-BAC0-4135-B5A1-8801700352D9}\McafeeTechMate.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 16.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee TechMate

Program executable:mcafeetechmate.exe
Additional files:
  • ScanBy.dll
  • TechMateService.exe
  • TechMateUI.exe
  • borlndmm.dll (by Embarcadero Technologies) - Embarcadero Memory Manager
  • McAfeeTechMateChat.exe
  • McAfeeTechMateUpdate.exe
  • McAfeeTechMateUpdateStart.exe
  • safeboot.exe
  • sqlite3.dll (by SQLite Development Team) - SQLite (SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine.)
  • SvcBGscan.exe
  • wget.exe
  • wmact.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wmact.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ChatSupportwmact'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TechMateUI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TechMateUI.
2 Services
  • SvcBGscan.exe runs as a service named 'BG Scan' (BGServiceScan) "SERVICE BG SCAN".
  • TechMateService.exe runs as a service named 'TechMateSvc' (TechMateSvc).

How do I remove McAfee TechMate?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee TechMate from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall McAfee TechMate 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program McAfee TechMate, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 TechMate.

Win 8 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 44%
Keep it 56%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows Vista 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 8.1 30.00%
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.15%
  Canada 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 22.22%
Toshiba 11.11%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 10.00%
LENOVO 4151/200 10.00%
LENOVO 20150 10.00%
HP-Pavilion AY018AA-ABA p... 10.00%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1020 10.00%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 10.00%


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