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I was wondering the same thing in regards to McAfee. It shows up under "Applications". I never installed it.

 

After running a regedit search for McAfee it turns out it's a backup script in Acronis True Image 2013.

 

It seems to me that it shouldn't show up at all in ccleaner in this case since it's not and never was installed.

 

Thoughts?

 

Thanks. :)

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%commonappdata%\McAfee

so I think win7 win8 and vista it's c:\program data

 

HKCU\Adobe\acrobat reader\8.0

Edited by Nergal
added reader

 

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DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

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link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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I have an idea where the Mcafee came from. When you install Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and/or Java you are given the option of installing a McAfee security item. Eventhough, you can uncheck that option so as not to install it, somehow a registry entry gets in, at least, thats what I think

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@arejfour

your theory was promising but having very recently reinstalled Win7, and then all the usuaul support stuff like java, flash, adobe, shockwave, ccleaner, defraggler and all those other programs that pre-tick the box for "don't you also want to install this software too?" i can vouch that no registry entry for McAfee has been created on my machine.

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again Mcafee is NOT detected by a registry entry it's detected by %commonappdata%\McAfee

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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