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A way to uninstall McAfee Internet Security from your system

This web page is about McAfee Internet Security for Windows. Below you can find details on how to uninstall it from your PC. It was created for Windows by McAfee, Inc.. More information about McAfee, Inc. can be seen here. Usually the McAfee Internet Security program is to be found in the C:\Program Files\McAfee directory, depending on the user's option during setup. The full command line for removing McAfee Internet Security is C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcuihost.exe /body:misp://MSCJsRes.dll::uninstall.html /id:uninstall. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might be prompted for admin rights. McAfee Internet Security's main file takes around 72.26 KB (73992 bytes) and is called firesvc.exe.

The following executables are installed beside McAfee Internet Security. They occupy about 21.42 MB (22457504 bytes) on disk.



  • firesvc.exe (72.26 KB)
  • MpfAlert.exe (607.83 KB)
  • McAlert.exe (322.74 KB)
  • QcCons32.exe (235.70 KB)
  • QcConsol.exe (270.93 KB)
  • QcShm.exe (978.53 KB)
  • ShrCL.exe (126.06 KB)
  • CompatibilityTester.exe (549.86 KB)
  • McAPExe.exe (174.34 KB)
  • McBootSvcSet.exe (315.66 KB)
  • mcinfo.exe (966.46 KB)
  • McInstru.exe (344.35 KB)
  • mcmigrator.exe (508.79 KB)
  • mcsvrcnt.exe (1.04 MB)
  • mcsync.exe (1.71 MB)
  • mcuihost.exe (919.18 KB)
  • mcupdmgr.exe (1.51 MB)
  • mispreg.exe (698.89 KB)
  • mcocrollback.exe (425.27 KB)
  • mcinst.exe (808.06 KB)
  • McPartnerSAInstallManager.exe (386.09 KB)
  • mfeasins_x64.exe (589.36 KB)
  • mfeasins_x86.exe (487.75 KB)
  • saInst.exe (666.68 KB)
  • mskxagnt.exe (223.10 KB)
  • mcods.exe (589.28 KB)
  • mcodsscan.exe (488.15 KB)
  • McVsMap.exe (198.44 KB)
  • McVsShld.exe (454.44 KB)
  • MVsInst.exe (370.97 KB)
  • McVulAdmAgnt.exe (700.45 KB)
  • McVulAlert.exe (636.07 KB)
  • McVulCon.exe (672.30 KB)
  • McVulCtr.exe (1.43 MB)
  • McVulUnpk.exe (616.43 KB)
  • McVulUsrAgnt.exe (699.45 KB)
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This page is about McAfee Internet Security version 12.8.992 only. Click on the links below for other McAfee Internet Security versions:

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Following the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Directories that were found:
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee

Generally, the following files are left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\content.bin
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\firesvc.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\Gkp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\HcApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\HcCode.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\HcThe.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hiphandlers.dat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hiphandlers.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\HipRc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hipscont.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hipscore.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\HipShield.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hipshieldk_vista_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hipshieldk_win7_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hipshieldk_win8_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\gkp\hipshieldk_win81_x64.cat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\data\hips.dat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\data\TS_CA.crt
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\data\TSClient.crt
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\data\TSClient.key
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\FWJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\hipsbkup\content.bin
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\hipsbkup\hiphandlers.dat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\hipsbkup\hiphandlers.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\hipsbkup\hiphandlers32.dat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\hipsbkup\hiphandlers32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\hipsbkup\hipscont.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\instLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\L10N.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\McMPFPPv.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpf.dat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpf_core.dat
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfAlert.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfAltPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfApi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfApiPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpfcor.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpfdata.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfEvt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpfins64.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpfinst.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpfLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\mpfLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MPFOEM.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfPP.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfShm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfSvc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MpfSvcPS.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MPFuc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\MPFuc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\subst.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\substLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mpf\twerp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\checkmps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\instld.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\McAlert.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mps.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpscfg.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpscfg.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpscore.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsdeflt.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsevh.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\MPSJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsld.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsli.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\MPSMisp.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsmisp.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsmspap.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsmsppv.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpspost.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\MpsRes2.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\MpsShim.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsuc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsuc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\mpsver.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\subst.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mps\substli.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\instLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\McpIns.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mcpins.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mcpLD.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mcpLI.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mcqc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mcshr.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\MqsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mqsuc.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\mqsuc.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\MRU.ini
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\QcCons32.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\QcConsol.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\QCJsRes.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\QCLite.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\QCProgressIcon.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\QcShm.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\ShrCL.exe
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\ShrCore.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\ShredExt.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\ShredShm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\mqs\subst.inf
  • C:\Program Files\mcafee\msc\1028\instLD.inf

Generally the following registry keys will not be removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MSC

Open regedit.exe to remove the registry values below from the Windows Registry:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\McAPExe\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\McAWFwk\ImagePath
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\McODS\ImagePath




How to remove McAfee Internet Security from your computer with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

McAfee Internet Security is an application marketed by McAfee, Inc.. Some computer users decide to remove this application. This can be difficult because uninstalling this manually requires some advanced knowledge related to removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK solution to remove McAfee Internet Security is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

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6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate McAfee Internet Security or simply click the Search feature and type in "McAfee Internet Security". The McAfee Internet Security application will be found very quickly. After you click McAfee Internet Security in the list of applications, the following data regarding the application is made available to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This explains the opinion other users have regarding McAfee Internet Security, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information regarding the application you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
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  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a recommendation to uninstall McAfee Internet Security by McAfee, Inc. from your computer, we are not saying that McAfee Internet Security by McAfee, Inc. is not a good application for your computer. This text only contains detailed info on how to uninstall McAfee Internet Security supposing you decide this is what you want to do. Here you can find registry and disk entries that our application Advanced Uninstaller PRO discovered and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-25 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-25 15:24:43.247