Mcshield.dll file


  • Everytime time I try to open the internet I receive an error stating that the mcshield.dll file is missing. How can I fix this issue.
    Sunday, November 25, 2012 6:37 PM


  • Hi,

    Before going on, I would like to verify whether you have installed Mcafee program installed? Have you made any changes to the computer prior to the issue?


    The Mcshield.dll file provides a vital function when running the McAfee antivirus software. The mcshield.dll file keeps track of a system's processes, file and registry as it monitors these regions of the system to detect covert infections or virus activity. Without the mcshideld.dll file, McAfee does not function properly. Repair this file and its associated software with a few simple procedures.


    I suggest you can try the following:

    Un-install and re-install McAfee antivirus software.


    Refer: Uninstall or change a program:



    2. Run SFC Scan.

    System File Checker (sfc) scan will replace corrupt or missing system files on your computer.

    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7:

    3. Contact McAfee support for more help

    Hope this helps.

    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 8:15 AM