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What is mcpvns.dll?

Part of McAfee AntiTheft by McAfee

What is it?

McAfee AntiTheft is part of McAfee SecurityCenter, a security solution that allows users to monitor their computer's security status and to know instantly whether their computer's virus, spyware, e-mail, and firewall protection services are up-to-date. Most McAfee SecurityCenter builds offer trial subscriptions to McAfee’s security software.
Description of mcpvns.dll from McAfee
McAfee Anti-Theft software is fast and easy to install and use, allowing you to quickly secure your files and focus on other activities. McAfee Anti-Theft security provides easy-to-use protection for your financial documents and other important files at home or work against thieves and hackers. It also allows you to keep sensitive files private even if you share a PC. Using powerful advanced technology, it lets you secure files in password protected vaults.
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How is mcpvns.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - mcpvns.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {AF6FB31C-95D0-4A0E-8AFE-099969D8B689}. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the mcpvns.dll file.Of the 0.2% of mcpvns.dll users, 15.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\mcafee\mat\mcpvns.dll

Are there other versions of McAfee AntiTheft?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

About McAfee, Inc.

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File details

File name: mcpvns.dll
Publisher: McAfee, Inc. (verified)
Name: McAfee AntiTheft
Description: McAfee AntiTheft
Version: 2,6,156,0
Product version: 2,6,0,0
Size: 5.02 MB
Original file name: McPvNs.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: McAfee
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 12/31/2013

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {AF6FB31C-95D0-4A0E-8AFE-099969D8B689}

Image hashes

MD5: d49e279dd6338416a55e3c503f87ab74
SHA-1: af41ae72cc69623885fb2b56f17a430c82d863ab
SHA-256: 915e6620a83067815001c8bca6380a21a390b375364e09b8a70c8a4dbd48235b

PE image details

File packed: No
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