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Should I remove McAfee Virtual Technician?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,871
United States Rank #1,190
Reach 0.3557%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.54 days
517.35 days >
Average installed length: 271.83 days


VersionDistribution 0.04% 0.03% 1.17% 0.91% 0.83% 5.29% 4.56% 0.39% 4.18% 0.01% 14.41% 13.45% 4.14% 19.97% 7.43% 11.81% 0.27% 1.38% 4.84% 0.03% 0.19% 0.23% 0.24% 2.14% 0.96% 1.11%

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McAfee Virtual Technician

What is McAfee Virtual Technician?

McAfee Virtual Technician collects data that helps diagnose and resolve issues related to the McAfee products installed on your computer. The diagnostic data mainly includes information about the installed McAfee products, operating system, browser, physical memory, system architecture, and virtual memory.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named MvtApp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 64 files and is usually about 6.32 MB (6,628,328 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: mvt.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Supportability\MVT
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\Supportability\MVT\MVTInstaller.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 6.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee Virtual Technician

Program executable:MvtApp.exe
Name:McAfee Virtual Technician
McAfee Virtual Technician Application
Signed by:McAfee
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\Supportability\MVT\MvtApp.exe
(From the publisher) “Essential security software so you can surf, shop, and socialize online while our anti-virus software, anti-malware, and firewall keep you safe. Relentless security software scans and blocks dangerous emails, risky web...”
Additional files:
  • Detect.dll - McAfee Virtual Technician (Detection of the Top 10 issue)
  • McHealthCheck.dll - McAfee Health Framework
  • McLogMgr.dll - McAfee Log Manager
  • McPlugins.dll - McAfee Health Plugins
  • McPlugins64.exe - McAfee Plugin for 64 bit
  • McProdMgr.dll - McAfee Product Manager
  • McSupportability.dll
  • MVT.dll - McAfee, Inc.
  • MvtApp.exe - McAfee Virtual Technician Application
  • MVTInstaller.exe - McAfee Virtual Technician Installer
  • MVTInstaller_Beta.exe
  • MvtOffResource.dll - McAfee Virtual Technician Language User Interface
  • NPMVTPlugin.dll - McAfee Virtual Technician plugin
  • RestoreConfig.dll - McAfee Product Information

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPMVTPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPMVTPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPMVTPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Virtual Technician Plugin' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MVT' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • MvtApp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7592436C-21A7-4714-A16F-66011B3FA5C6}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MvtApp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\McAfee\Supportability\MVT\MvtApp.exe'.

How do I remove McAfee Virtual Technician?

You can uninstall McAfee Virtual Technician 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 Virtual Technician, 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 Virtual Technician.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by McAfee Virtual Technician you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8.1 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.86%
Windows 10 34.80%
Windows Vista 11.40%
Windows XP 3.92%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.79%
Windows 10 Home 16.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.60%
Windows 8.1 9.30%
Windows 7 Professional 5.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.89%
  United Kingdom 7.99%
  Canada 3.53%
  Germany 2.24%
  Netherlands 1.82%
  Australia 1.51%
  France 1.32%
  Brazil 1.05%
  Italy 0.97%
  Spain 0.82%
  India 0.67%
  Belgium 0.66%
  Japan 0.63%
  Norway 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.09%
Hewlett-Packard 22.28%
Acer 13.42%
Toshiba 7.44%
ASUS 4.31%
Lenovo 3.54%
Samsung 0.84%
Intel 0.75%
American Megatrends 0.50%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 3.97%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.44%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.92%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.48%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%

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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