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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,784
United States Rank #1,778
Reach 0.3773%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.16 days
594.73 days >
Average installed length: 312.48 days


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8.8.010000 0.30%
8.8.09000 0.65%
8.8.08000 1.30%
8.8.07000 1.87%
8.8.06000 3.74%
8.8.05001 1.48%
8.8.04001 17.24%
8.8.03000 4.88%
8.8.02004 24.50%
8.8.02000 0.04%
8.8.01000 7.24% 0.01%
8.8.00000 11.77%
8.7.00051 1.68%
8.7.00005 0.58%
8.7.00004 3.29%
8.7.00003 4.40%
8.7.0 11.97%
8.6.0 3.05%

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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

What is McAfee VirusScan Enterprise?

McAfee produces an enterprise-level product named VirusScan Enterprise: McAfee has designed this for use on larger networks. It contains features intended to make management of antivirus software on multiple computers easier. Unlike the home-user edition, it consists of a client application - loaded on all networked computers - and a server application, through which the system installs signature and application updates and configures settings for all client programs. Clients can be controlled with the ePolicy Orchestrator, which is a unified console (it can control VirusScan and other McAfee products).

About  (from McAfee)

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It also extends coverage to new security risks and reduces the cost of responding to outbreaks with the industry’s lowest impact on system performance. Real-time scanning...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafeesecurity.com
Help link: mysupport.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CE15D1B6-19B6-4D4D-8F43-CF5D2C3356FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 146.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

Program executable:mcadmin.exe
Name:VirusScan Enterprise
VirusScan Vista admin process
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcadmin.exe
Additional files:
  • nailite.dll - McAfee, Inc. Common Licensing
  • midutil.dll - McAfee Installation Designer (MID Config Applicator)
  • mfeapfa.dll - SYSCORE. (Access Protection Filter Driver API)
  • mfeapfk.sys - Access Protection Filter Driver
  • mfeavfa.dll - Anti Virus File System Filter Driver API
  • mfeavfk.sys - Anti-Virus File System Filter Driver
  • mfebopa.dll - Buffer Overflow Protection Service
  • mfehida.dll - McAfee Driver Communication
  • mfehidin.exe - McAfee Driver Installer
  • mfehidk.sys - McAfee Link Driver
  • mferkda.dll - McAfee Code Analysis Driver API
  • mferkdet.sys - McAfee Code Analysis Driver
  • mfetdik.sys - Anti-Virus Mini-Firewall Driver
  • mfevtpa.dll - McAfee VTP Service Communication
  • mfevtps.exe - McAfee Process Validation Service
  • adslokuu.dll - VSCORE. (VSCore Alert Manager Interface - Active Directory Support)
  • csscan.exe - VSCORE. (Command line scanner)
  • engineserver.exe - McAfee Engine Service
  • entvutil.exe - Buffer Overflow Protection Rule File Update Utility
  • ftl.dll - File Filter Library
  • lockdown.dll - Provides self-protection functionality
  • mcshield.exe - On-Access Scanner service
  • mcshieldperfdata.dll - McShield Performance Data plugin to Perfmon
  • mcvssnmp.dll - VSCore Alert Manager Interface - SNMP Support
  • mfeann.exe - VSCore Announcer
  • mytilus3.dll - Common Shell3 - Scanners' interface to the 5000 series engine
  • mytilus3_server.dll
  • mytilus3_server_process.exe
  • mytilus3_worker.dll - Common Shell2 - Scanners' interface to the 5000 series engine
  • naevent.dll - VSCore Alert Manager Interface
  • bbcpl.dll - VirusScan Enterprise (Access Protection Console Plugin)
  • condl.dll - VirusScan Console Data Layer
  • consl.dll - VirusScan Console UI
  • coptcpl.dll - Virus Scan Console Options
  • emabout.dll - Outlook Scan About Box
  • emcfgcpl.dll - VirusScan e-mail Scan
  • emhelp.dll - Outlook Scan Help
  • ftcfg.dll - Filter Configuration Resource Library
  • graphics.dll - VirusScan Graphics
  • mapprem.dll - VirusScan Metro App Remediation Helper
  • mcavdetect.dll - McAfee AV Detection DLL
  • mcavscv.dll - McAfee AV SCV DLL
  • mcconsol.exe - VirusScan Console
  • mcupdate.exe - VirusScan AutoUpdate
  • mmalnot.dll - VirusScan Toast Notification
  • naiann.dll - VirusScan Enterprise Announcer.
  • NCDaemon.exe - McAfee Scanner for Lotus Notes
  • NCExtMgr.dll - McAfee Extension Manager for Lotus Notes
  • NCInstall.exe - Installer for McAfee Notes Scanner
  • NCMenu.dll - McAfee Menu Addin for Lotus Notes
  • NCScan.dll
  • NCTrace.dll - McAfee Trace
  • NotesCfgOA.exe - VirusScan Notes On-Access Scan Properties
  • nvpcpl.dll - VirusScan Unwanted Programs Policy Console Plugin
  • oascpl.dll - VirusScan On-Access Scanner Console Plugin
  • odspause.dll - VirusScan On-Demand Scanner Power State Helper
  • quarcpl.dll - Quarantine Policy Console Plugin
  • restartvse.exe - Restart support module for VSE
  • scan32.exe - VirusScan On-Demand Scanner
  • scncfg32.exe - VirusScan On-Demand Scan Task Properties

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • shext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'VirusScan' with a class of {cda2863e-2497-4c49-9b89-06840e070a87}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • shcfg32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{898825EE-CDD8-4F2A-829A-C28DC07DC81B}' (runs on registration).
  • mcconsol.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1BF53FFC-A52A-4DC5-A394-9BD48CD372EF}' (runs on registration).
  • mcupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DAT Update' (runs daily at 7:04 AM).
3 Services
  • vstskmgr.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Task Manager' (McTaskManager) "Allows scheduling of McAfee scanning and updating activities.".
  • Mcshield.exe runs as a service named 'McShield' (McShield) "Provides McAfee On-Access scanning protection of your computer system.".
  • EngineServer.exe runs as a service named 'McAfeeEngineService' (McAfeeEngineService) "McAfee Engine Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • restartvse.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'restartvse.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\restartvse.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • shstat.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ShStatEXE' which loads as "C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.38 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000710026%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003015%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004085%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:60 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:572 KB
Total CPU:0.0000976274%
Kernel CPU:0.00001058%
User CPU:0.00008705%
I/O reads/min:76.08 KB
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:94 MB
Total CPU:0.0001670739%
Kernel CPU:0.00008536%
User CPU:0.00008172%
I/O reads/min:1.01 MB
I/O writes/min:76.27 KB

How do I remove McAfee VirusScan Enterprise?

You can uninstall McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 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 VirusScan Enterprise, 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 VirusScan Enterprise.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.57%
Windows 10 14.75%
Windows XP 10.74%
Windows Vista 2.69%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.13%
Windows 7 Enterprise 20.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.69%
  India 5.05%
  United Kingdom 3.62%
  Germany 3.56%
  France 2.94%
  Canada 2.22%
  Iran 2.10%
  Netherlands 2.10%
  Spain 2.01%
  Belgium 1.89%
  Italy 1.58%
  Israel 1.57%
  Brazil 1.53%
  Saudi Arabia 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 45.58%
Hewlett-Packard 32.45%
Acer 5.19%
ASUS 3.30%
Toshiba 3.14%
Intel 3.01%
Lenovo 2.80%
American Megatrends 0.71%
Samsung 0.71%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 5.25%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.77%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.13%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.71%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.29%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.24%

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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