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McAfee VirusScan

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What is McAfee VirusScan?  (from McAfee)

McAfee VirusScan for provides complete, proactive malware protection for Mac systems and users. Using proven protection methods, it stops all types of viruses and malicious code, including spyware, adware, Trojans, and new, unknown threats. Uses heuristic analysis, generic protection, and on-access scanning to detect a...  Read more


McAfee VirusScan is a program developed by McAfee. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 20.42 MB (21,415,424 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7. While about 80% of users of McAfee VirusScan come from the United States, it is also popular in NG.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee-at-home.com
Help link: www.mcafeehelp.com
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{87AEFD84-BC0D-11D4-B885-00508B022A51}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.42 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee VirusScan

  • actilog.dll (by Network Associates) - VirusScan
  • adslokup.dll (by Network Associates) - McAfee Core Components (Directory Support Services DLL)
  • alogserv.exe
  • avconsol.exe - McAfee VirusScan (VirusScan Consol)
  • avparam.dll - McScan (AV Scanning Engine)
  • avsynch.dll - VirusScan Communication Mechanism
  • avsynmgr.exe - VirusScan Synchronization Service
  • bootscan.exe
  • browsevs.exe - VirusScan Browse Utility
  • ccm_scan.exe - CC Mail Scanner
  • cdfw800.dll
  • cdmw800.dll
  • centdeu.dll - Central UI Common Component (Central UI Library Resources)
  • centenu.dll
  • centesp.dll
  • centfra.dll
  • centita.dll
  • centnld.dll
  • central.dll - Central UI Library
  • centsve.dll
  • cfgcom32.dll - Scan32 Configuration Utility
  • cfw800.dll
  • cfw801.dll
  • chrset32.dll (by cc:Mail,, a division of Lotus Development) - Character set DLL for Windows
  • ciw800.dll
  • ciw801.dll
  • claunch.exe (by Networks Associates Technology) - McAfee Central (McAfee Central Launcher)
  • cmw800.dll
  • config32.exe
  • confwiz.exe - VirusScan Config Wizard
  • edisk.exe - VirusScan Emergency Disk Utility
  • edwiz16.exe
  • hawkex.dll - VirusScan HAWK for Outlook
  • lwi.exe - McAfee VirusScan TC (McAfee Lightweight Installer)
  • mcarchiv.dll - McArchiv
  • mcpie.dll - McAfee Graphical Widgets
  • mcrtl32.dll - McAfee Shared Components (McAfee Run Time Library)
  • mcscan32.dll
  • mcshield.exe - McAfee On-Access Scanner (NT On-Access Scanner service.)
  • mcstvbi.exe - VirusScan Component Launcher
  • mctool.exe - mctool (mctool helper app)
  • mczip32.dll - McAfee Virus Upload utility (MCZIP32.DLL which creates archive on files)
  • medb632.dll (by cc:Mail,, a division of Lotus Development) - Mail Engine for Windows
  • mew800.dll - Mail Engine for Win32
  • mew801.dll
  • mfldr32.dll - VirusScan Mail Browse Utility
  • msi_inst.dll - VirusScan Config Utility
  • msi_inst.exe
  • naamgcfg.exe - Alert Manager Config Utility
  • naarchiv.dll - Compressed File Services DLL
  • naevent.dll - Client Event Interface DLL
  • naevtres.dll - Client Event Interface Resources
  • nagui32.dll - GUI Services DLL
  • naiann.dll - VirusScan announcer DLL
  • naievent.dll - McShield event logging resources
  • nakrnl32.dll - Kernel Services DLL
  • nautil32.dll - Utility Services DLL
  • nautlres.dll - Core Resources DLL
  • newschdll.dll - Resources for VirusScan NewSchDll
  • ntclient.dll - VirusScan NT support DLL
  • quaranti.exe - . Quarantine (AlogExpl)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • mcshield.exe runs as a service named 'McShield' (McShield) "McAfee On Access Scanner".
  • avsynmgr.exe runs as a service named 'AVSync Manager' (AvSynMgr) "McAfee AVSync Manager".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • alogserv.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Alogserv' which loads as C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\alogserv.exe.

How do I remove McAfee VirusScan?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee VirusScan from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall McAfee VirusScan 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 VirusScan, 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 VirusScan.

Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  NG 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
ASUS 50.00%

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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