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How to uninstall McAfee Family Protection from your system

You can find on this page detailed information on how to uninstall McAfee Family Protection for Windows. It was coded for Windows by McAfee, Inc.. You can find out more on McAfee, Inc. or check for application updates here. Detailed information about McAfee Family Protection can be found at . The program is often located in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter folder (same installation drive as Windows). "C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly is the full command line if you want to remove McAfee Family Protection. mfp.exe is the programs's main file and it takes about 3.08 MB (3224888 bytes) on disk.

The following executables are installed along with McAfee Family Protection. They take about 46.41 MB (48660728 bytes) on disk.

  • mfeicfcore.exe (2.62 MB)
  • mfp.exe (3.08 MB)
  • Pop3Proxy.exe (404.02 KB)
  • SEConf.exe (1.66 MB)
  • UpdateService.exe (2.14 MB)
  • MFP-2.3.027.exe (36.52 MB) to view all...

The information on this page is only about version 2.3.027 of McAfee Family Protection. You can find here a few links to other McAfee Family Protection releases: to view all...
After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the computer. Some of these are shown below.

Folders remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter
  • C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Family Protection

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter\DBGHELP.DLL
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter\dictionaries.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter\emailcontrol.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter\global.prefs

Use regedit.exe to manually remove from the Windows Registry the data below:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}

Additional values that you should clean:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Content Filter\SEConf.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}\DisplayIcon
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}\InstallLocation
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}\InstallSource

A way to uninstall McAfee Family Protection with the help of Advanced Uninstaller PRO

McAfee Family Protection is a program by the software company McAfee, Inc.. Sometimes, computer users want to remove it. This is hard because removing this manually requires some knowledge regarding Windows program uninstallation. The best SIMPLE action to remove McAfee Family Protection is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your Windows system, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is the best uninstaller and all around utility to maximize the performance of your Windows computer.


  • visit Download Link
  • download the program by pressing the DOWNLOAD button
  • set up Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's design and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of tools.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Press the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. All the programs existing on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find McAfee Family Protection or simply activate the Search field and type in "McAfee Family Protection". If it is installed on your PC the McAfee Family Protection app will be found automatically. Notice that after you select McAfee Family Protection in the list of apps, the following data about the application is made available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about McAfee Family Protection, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you wish to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for McAfee Family Protection:

  • The publisher is:
  • The uninstall string is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{A96FA488-2856-437F-8EAC-1FD67F0EE32C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation dialog will come up. Confirm the removal by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove McAfee Family Protection.
Uninstall McAfee Family Protection

8. After removing McAfee Family Protection, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of McAfee Family Protection that have been left behind will be detected and you will be able to delete them. By removing McAfee Family Protection using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry items, files or folders are left behind on your computer.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


This page is not a piece of advice to remove McAfee Family Protection by McAfee, Inc. from your PC, we are not saying that McAfee Family Protection by McAfee, Inc. is not a good software application. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove McAfee Family Protection in case you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2015-04-07 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-04-07 16:05:43.263