If it is being recognized as a PUP (Possibly Unwanted Program) it should be asking you whether or not to igno9re it in future. Isn't it doing that?
If so then it's simple, do that, and then it will be ignored in future.
You would have to temporarily disable McAfee and forward whatever file to them as per that link.
The makers themselves should also be using their resources to approach McAfee on a corporate level.
Try double-clicking that taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter
Then click Navigation at top right.
Click Quarantined and Trusted Items in the table below
Open each drawer to expand. It;s probably in Quarantined Potentially Unwanted Programs
Hopefully there are more details there as to whether or not you want to keep (trust) it or delete it.
With Security Center 10 (German version) I can click on Navigation at top right.
Because my reaction during the scan was "skip" this program "Dialer-x" is not listed. Some other programs are. But there is no explanation about the original program and I can't decide, if this is a false-positive or a false-negative alarm.
I do not want to remove an item if I'm not absolutely sure, that the detected program is really harmful.
Do you have any other ideas?
Well I suggest you Google the name to see if it applies to any applications you use and then perhaps scan with an independent anti-malware scanner such as the free version of this one, update it first though.
It's been a long time since anything was detected on my machine but I'm sure it mentioned the path in the first popup that appeared warning me.
According to my sources if you highlight the item in those drawers I mentioned earlier and click the arrow it should expand to show that info.
I followed your instructions, when I was able to identify un wanted program, I was able to track it down. I sent it to the recycle bin and shredded it from McAfee - Just ran a clean scan- thank you very much. Now I will create a new restore point so that it cannot-I hope-come back. I wonder if I should create a new backup - I ran a scan from malwarebytes, it found 2 and I got rid of them, they were in a backup file separate from my pc- I will run all scans again on everything-Again thank you, and yes google is a great place to get info-Thank you again-Poodles5
Might be an idea to make new backups. If you use System Restore, immediately afterwards update your McAfee product by right-clicking the taskbar icon and selecting "Check for Updates".
I made a new backup just in case, then ran a scan, in the quarantined and trusted items it is listed as detected and quarantined and potentially programs-What do I do with it? I tried before I made a new backup to delete, it would not, tried to send to you, said it was to big-I have scanned this morning , was clean, do I just let it sit- if so then I cannot delete other files in there because you cannot delete one by one?