Noticed the trust protection service not running, checked eventvwr and see the following:
The McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
Looked in \windows\system32 and found two files:
mfevtps.exe.d9e7.deleteme and mfevtps.exe.931b.deleteme
The original mfevtps is missing. Does anyone know what this is indicative of?
I had the same issue. I renamed the file back to .exe and scanned the host for virus's using rootkitrevelar, malwarebytes and mcafee without any results. I cleared out all the temp files and rebooted.
Did you find anything on your machine?
Do you have anything in your quarantine folder? If so can you delete them all? Also clear out c:\windows\temp. Rename the deleteme file back to .exe and you will be able to start Mcafee.
Check the usual areas for signs of infection HKLM\software\microsoft\currentversion\run and c:\documents and settings\users name\application data, c:\documents and settings\user name\localsettings\applicaiton data
I actually tried the rename, I had two "deleteme" files, and once I ran a seperate a/v on them and they came up clean, i figured they were legitimate files that got renamed during an upgrade process. I tried renaming both of them one at a time back to mfevtps.exe and restarting the service but the service was still failing to start. I'm going to do a full uninstall/reinstall tonight.