What is McAfee Safe Connect.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the McAfee Safe Connect.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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McAfee Safe Connect.exe file information

The process known as McAfee Safe Connect belongs to software McAfee Safe Connect by McAfee (

Description: McAfee Safe Connect.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. McAfee Safe Connect.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—typically C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Safe Connect\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,112,960 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,003,008 bytes, 1,034,160 bytes or 1,027,072 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The McAfee Safe Connect.exe file is not a Windows core file. The McAfee Safe Connect.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with McAfee Safe Connect occur, you may want to uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as McAfee Safe Connect.exe. Therefore, you should check the McAfee Safe Connect.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it is malware and came in with an update for adobe. it will not uninstall. rather it demands downloading other 3rd party software.
  frustrated users  

Summary: Average user rating of McAfee Safe Connect.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks McAfee Safe Connect.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving McAfee Safe Connect issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with McAfee Safe Connect. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the McAfee Safe Connect.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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