12,8,957,0 16.44%
12,8,839,0 4.11%
12,1,317,0 1.37%
12,1,231,0 6.85%
12,0,610,0 1.37%
11,6,505,0 15.07%
11,6,505,0 1.37%
11,6,434,0 30.14%
11,6,434,0 15.07%
11,6,334,0 1.37%
11,6,334,0 1.37%
11,0,669,0 1.37%
11,0,669,0 2.74%
11,0,630,0 1.37%



McAfee SecurityCenter by McAfee (Signed)

Remove McGsShm.dll


McGsShm.dll has 14 known versions, the most recent one is 12,8,957,0. The average file size is about 321.26 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to McAfee by the certification authority VeriSign. The programs Search Protect, Yahoo! Install Manager and Yahoo! Toolbar have been observed as installing specific variations of McGsShm.dll.

What is McGsShm.dll?

McAfee General Settings Shim Layer for McAfee SecurityCenter is 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. The program generates security alerts which notify users about emergency virus outbreaks and other important security related messages.

About McGsShm.dll (from McAfee)

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File name:McGsShm.dll
Publisher:McAfee, Inc.
Product name:McAfee SecurityCenter
Description:McAfee General Settings Shim Layer
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\McGsShm.dll
Original name:McGsShim.dll
Issued to:McAfee
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Expiration date:Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ResourcesPrograms installed in

(Note, the programs listed below are for all versions of McAfee SecurityCenter.)
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A is a PC video game published by Activision. Double Helix is a video game created by Raven Software, a sequel to Soldier of Fortune.
ClickMeIn Limited
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Astromenda/Astromendario may change your default search engine to add Astromenda's (or any of Astromenda's affiliates) search engine; Astromenda's search engine is provided free of charge, and provide...
ClickMeIn Limited
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Client Connect LTD
  79% remove
Search Protect from Client Connect (formally Conduit, now a venture of Perion) is a homepage and search provider modifier that when installed will change the default web browser's home page and search...
Rocket Mobile
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Rocket Browser is a potentially unwanted program that integrates into the user's web browsers (IE, Chrome, Firefox) and will perform a number of functions mostly designed to generate advertising suppo...
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Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's br...
Yahoo! Inc.
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Yahoo Install Manager manages Yahoo program downloads and installations. The install manager keeps track of such programs and assists in the installations to put things in their proper places.
Yahoo! Inc.
  51% remove
Yahoo! Toolbar is a toolbar that installs on the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers, within the context of internet access functions. It allows access to several functions, including Yahoo! Search...

VersionsAll file variations of McGsShm.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
4d73a09f6ed9ba8913f21bd58be69bdc 3e8139e16bcbd14dba471aa515dceed87448f85f 438.89 KB
f6b0e1a50dcebfafd2706ea5dae9283c 16a9b53da2a661a446c300d17cac572205e306d2 438.42 KB
b5ad4ebdaec98dfaf6ba50db87d96ee6 9fc929cb06c629db43b9e261e82a6537b6a6e651 247.32 KB
193c0147152987a621ef24c0c02f1f25 260c8dee36b818d794606244acdbf657cb2fb665 321.84 KB
9da9dec585e21ae7a1ac0fbcd4aa7af1 9484ff0dad684bcc3e4fdfe5972e9d9761ce2989 246.39 KB
fe6d39691ec016f5017f731bba22b26e 5bb7c1a258c8d033708fb9a115b5a74200121069 318.74 KB
9f9f23aab7f2ea70f88d480ad50190ab 4d0999fd272632ee3f1de5cc67bd68e3c5e27754 244.8 KB
fdabfa42123a28a59ec51ad38a4005ec cd0e0f75a3467d6c9c879a0a879119349e6537c2 318.31 KB
9aa3ee13e8cb7671db730015a23f5af5 d3ad25631224c445d4c43386cf4aed1970a27b76 244.37 KB
b92725b6951f998a360cfa6da98f4bb8 699dd997db4026eb1c2637bbecd491556e53d3f8 244.3 KB
54a01d56c3f3f63d78b06c48646f899c 4e8fe65cbae69379d246ad2db759c438bd635a8f 318.27 KB
2a3959bb318a4e375fbf608a070da4b5 ece96b3028982a2d0c72d455a8f06177709cd0f9 308.71 KB
47fbe8295cd4c24665fcce2d3bdc54bc 2335be06cbe0469f239cf95213cc3fc36bbf8f13 403.8 KB
39c560c304a1c0f0eabb7122fa6168d3 6c6e1fb4e42ab3c8cf11cd8ac534e72ca6638eb7 403.54 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.36%
Windows 8 13.70%
Windows 8.1 9.59%
Windows Vista Home Premium 8.22%
Windows 8 Single Language 5.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.48%
Windows 8.1 Single Language 2.74%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.74%
Windows 8 Pro 2.74%
Windows 7 Starter 2.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 1.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 1.37%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 64.38% of McAfee SecurityCenter.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 28.57%
ASUS 23.81%
Sony 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 9.52%
Toshiba 7.14%
Acer 5.95%
Lenovo 4.76%
Intel 2.38%
Gateway 2.38%
Alienware 1.19%
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