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Level 7

PC now working only in safe mode

This is a request for help

(my first post here so please be gentle)

Product Information

Antivirus Product - McAfee Total Protection

Product Version - VirusScan version 14.5

DAT/Signature Version - 6144

Enginer Version - 5400.1158


Problems started when an email attachment was opened.

After rebooting I can move the mouse but there is no response when I click on anything, hourglass only when over taskbar and no response to keyboard.  Only way to stop and start PC is with the power button.

After starting in safe mode I was able to copy files and run a scan with the following results (I don't know why more files were scanned each time).  Note that McAfee software is reporting "Real time scanning is off".  When I click Turn On it turns on and off again.


23/10/2010 5:59:26 PM Scan Started: 10/23/2010 05:59:26 PM
23/10/2010 6:02:11 PM Total objects scanned: 2357
23/10/2010 6:02:11 PM Objects detected: 0
23/10/2010 6:02:11 PM Scan Done: 10/23/2010 06:02:11 PM
23/10/2010 8:52:38 PM Scan Started: 10/23/2010 08:52:38 PM
23/10/2010 8:57:42 PM Total objects scanned: 49998
23/10/2010 8:57:42 PM Objects detected: 0
23/10/2010 8:57:42 PM Scan Done: 10/23/2010 08:57:42 PM
23/10/2010 9:20:35 PM Scan Started: 10/23/2010 09:20:35 PM
23/10/2010 9:25:27 PM "C:\Documents and Settings\Kim\Local Settings\Temp\285.tmp" "SpyAgent-br.dll" "5"
23/10/2010 9:57:50 PM Total objects scanned: 117310
23/10/2010 9:57:50 PM Objects detected: 1
23/10/2010 9:57:50 PM Scan Done: 10/23/2010 09:57:50 PM

Restarted normally but same problem

Restarted in safe mode with network support.  Same problems with real time scanner staying off.

I downloaded Stinger and ran this with the following results


McAfee® Stinger Version built on Oct 15 2010

Copyright © 2010 McAfee, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Virus data file v1000 created on Oct 15 2010.

Ready to scan for 2032 viruses, trojans and variants.

Scan initiated on Sat Oct 23 22:50:19 2010

  Number of clean files: 91338

Scan initiated on Sat Oct 23 23:22:21 2010

  Number of clean files: 91338


Restarted normally but same problem

What should I do next?

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Level 9

Re: PC now working only in safe mode

In safe mode only the drivers which is essential to start the operating system will be loaded. McAfee Services will be disabled in SafeMode. So it says "Realtime Scan is Off" . Try to Boot your computer using "last known good configuration", and check whether you are able to get into the desktop.

If it doesnt work, Boot the computer in "Safe Mode", click on START --> RUN Type "msconfig" without quotes and press enter. msconfig windows will appear , Disable all the startup items under MsConfig (Screenshot below) and Restart the computer in Normal Mode and see whether it works.


Thanks & Regards,

Raja Gopalan . S

Message was edited by: Raja Gopalan on 10/27/10 8:41:05 AM CDT
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