I just followed these instructions and my problem has been resolved
Disable Access protection. (Open McAfee UI > Navigation > General Settings and Alerts >Access Protection > Uncheck and click Apply)
Open regedit using Run dialog..!
Click File > Export > Type a Name >Save it to your Desired location. (Use this file to Restore back the Settings in case anything Goes wrong.)
Meaning of start type:
Start REG_DWORD Start constant
Specifies the starting values for the service as follows:
START TYPE LOADER MEANING
0x0 Kernel Represents a part of the
(Boot) driver stack for the boot
(startup) volume and must
therefore be loaded by the
0x1 I/O Represents a driver to be loaded
(System) subsystem at Kernel initialization.
0x2 Service To be loaded or started
(Auto load) Control automatically for all startups,
Manager regardless of service type.
0x3 Service Available, regardless of type,
(Load on Control but will not be started until
demand) Manager the user starts it (for example,
by using the Devices icon in
0x4 Service NOT TO BE STARTED UNDER ANY
(disabled) Control CONDITIONS.
Thus by changing the setting from 2 to 3, the startup of the service will change from "Auto Load" to "Demand".
Okay, thanks truffle...
I just now changed that start type value from 2 to 3 (as you described above) and, bang, the issue is not displayed in the Event Viewer any longer.
Thanks much...Message was edited by: inirons on 2/28/14 9:06:45 AM PST
The problem seems to be back.
Today I received an update. McAfee Total Protection Security Center is now (in germany) 12.8, build 934.
The installation turns the key back from 3 to 2...
Selvan's fix posted in this chat worked for me...except the path I had to edit was in several locations in the registry, and not in the HKeyLocalMachine section. I am running Windows 7 SP1 Home 64 bit. I started getting the event id 7000 failure on each boot, after installing a recent McAfee update. After editting the registry in those several registry locations, I no longer get the event error.
Im also facing the same problem. I dont have issues in updating the registry as advised in this post. However, I wanted to know, if the mfeapfk service failure will cause the system to shut down suddenly or the network connection to be disabled intermittently. Pls. advise.