The pc is a Dell, os is XP service pack 3. I have McAFee Security Center open. It has a yellow icon with "!" and says "Am I Protected? No Part of your protection must be fixed. Click FIX now. When I do that gives me the fixing then restors the box and give me a icon with a red "X" then I go a click fix agin and it gose back to the yellow icon.
The message for Attention is only on "Computer & Files" and "E-Mail & IM". There is no other McAFee vers, software or other 3ed party antivires on this pc. I have also checked all the programs files to see if there are any other remaining files there.
I also was successful by moving the DAT files out of their folder and trying "Fix" again. I spent the entire day trouble shooting, online chatting and nothing else worked. Removed the DAT files located in the folder labeled McAfee/VirusScan/DAT/5524.0/ Ran the "Fix" button again and it create a new folder 5533.0 complete with updated DAT files.
I too have the problem that has been going on with Mcafee lately. I went in and deleted the DAT folder and tried to update but it caused Macaffe to pop in a red "X" instead of the yellow exclamation mark as I seem to have. I could not update it. So I brought the folder back and deleted just the contents but that was no go too, no updates and the big red "X". This error occured a few days ago and from what I am reading around the internet it is being suffered by many people. Any other ideas or fixes out there?
The message for Attention is only on "Computer & Files", "Parental Controls", and "E-Mail & IM".
I have verified my subscription. Using Mcafee only because it came with my Gateway computer. Never had these problems with other AV programs. Could this be a bug in an update at Mcafee?
Believe me mcafee knows we and the posters here have been chasing for a fix for ages . Sigh must be hard to fix . Anyway I have been told a fix will be put to the beta testing sometime soon. Also the next version will not have the issue due to it, that is Security centre being a completely different program from today's version.
In 9 the issue is an annoyance not a big issue as far as I see. I have update warn me before updating so I can choose when to update and fix the issue.
Er why is it open for attack set the update to download and warn me and then when the not protected happens click fix and 5 secs later it is. Or are you saying it is occurring at random withpot a download ?
I havn't been compromised with this version or previous and been using mcafee since version 4.
Because Mcafee is telling me the my is protection is compromised and I am not fully protected. I cannot update anything at the moment. Are you saying that the program still works for me even though I am getting the error and exclamation point icon? Let me know.