received an email from McAfee today and I can see what has happened.
"This message is brought to you as a McAfee trial user." McAfee placed me in a trial and put an expire date on the trial 6 months sooner than my purchased service. Instead of resuming my purchased service I am now out of service.
This isn't the first time McAfee has tried to an unethical business practice to try and generate additional subscription fees from me.
Time to move on to a provider that values their customers.