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What is the mcbrhlpr.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The mcbrhlpr.dll process is also known as McAfee Privacy Service Browser Helper DLL or, as the case may be, McAfee.com Privacy Service Browser Helper DLL and is a part of McAfee Privacy Service or, as the case may be, McAfee.com Privacy Service. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com) or, as the case may be, Networks Associates Technology (nai.com). An obsolete or defective version of mcbrhlpr.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about mcbrhlpr.dll mcbrhlpr.dll

mcbrhlpr.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file mcbrhlpr.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (often C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\mps\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 147,456 bytes (64% of all these files), 102,400 bytes or, as the case may be, 94,208 bytes.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 227B8AA8-DAF2-4892-BD1D-73F568BCB24E. This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves mcbrhlpr.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about mcbrhlpr?

McAfee.com privacy service is part of McAfee internet suite
McAfee.com privacy service is part of McAfee internet suite

Summary: 6 users judge mcbrhlpr.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall McAfee Privacy Service or McAfee.com Privacy Service

mcbrhlpr.dll mcbrhlpr.dll fix

To remove mcbrhlpr.dll from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for McAfee Privacy Service or McAfee.com Privacy Service in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if mcbrhlpr.dll (mcbrhlpr.dll) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of mcbrhlpr.dll. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for mcbrhlpr.dll or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or mcbrhlpr.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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