What does the McciBootStrapper.exe file do?
The McciBootStrapper.exe process is also known as mcci+McciBootStrapper and is a part of BellSouth FastAccess DSL Report Agent. This software is produced by Motive Communications (www.motive.com). An obsolete or defective version of McciBootStrapper.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- mcci+McciBootStrapper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- mcci+McciBootStrapper has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- McciBootStrapper.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module McciBootStrapper.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about McciBootStrapper.exe mcci+McciBootStrapper
McciBootStrapper.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file McciBootStrapper.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 202,240 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 204,800 bytes.
This process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The file does not contain any exact product information, as would normally be expected today. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. For this reason, 28% 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 McciBootStrapper.exe. 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 McciBootStrapper?
|The current verison by Motive Communications, Inc. stops Norton anti-virus software from scanning master boot records and boot records. |
Joe E. Hartoebben Jr
|I believe this is part of Bellsouth Fast Access service. Post if you know more. |
|This file showed up on my Startup List after I subscribed to BellSouth Fast Access |
|Showed up on my machine after using Bellsouth's DSL Install Wizard |
|Just installed with ATT Fast Access DSL |
Summary: One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted McciBootStrapper.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall BellSouth FastAccess DSL Report Agent
To remove mcci+McciBootStrapper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate BellSouth FastAccess DSL Report Agent in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if McciBootStrapper.exe (mcci+McciBootStrapper) 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 mcci+McciBootStrapper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for mcci+McciBootStrapper 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 McciBootStrapper.exe 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.