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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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Just to say that I'm joining the list of rats leaving the sinking ship.

gbw wrote:

I've replaced Mcafee on one pc, opting for Kaspersky which does the avi scan perfectly.  Seriously thinking about throwing away my other two licences in favour of Kaspersky.

I remain a McAfee customer for a few more weeks but I turned off my auto renewal a few days ago and plan to move elsewhere.

Having looked at the latest reviews of security suites and seen how McAfee seems to be sliding down the ratings, maybe the problems experienced (mainly - but not only - the avi scanning one in my case) will turn out a good thing in the end as they have prompted me to move on to something better.  A bit of short term pain for a long term gain.  At least that's how I'm looking at it.

I know some of you guys have suffered (and are still suffering) a lot more than I at the hands of McAfee recently and I can only sympathise and hope that you get your problems sorted in the end.  From what I've seen recently, I've a feeling that it may not be McAfee who provide the solutions.

If I don't get round to posting anything more on these forums then thanks to the moderators who do a great job in often difficult circumstances and 'bye to all.  Perhap we'll all meet in another forum one day.

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Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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I will be removing all traces of McAfee software from my system in the next few days and choosing alternatives.

I will never use McAfee software again.

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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There is something deeply satisfying and rewarding when you remove the buggy big M software.

And a feeling of euphoria as you search your registry for "McAfee" - and zap rogue keys.

And a feeling of total joy as you search from c:\ for "McAfee" - and send all files and folders to digital heaven.

And finally, when your check your Event Log and see no more WFP messages, and those strange "The server <> did not register with DCOM within the required timeout".

...you can relax and feel a little smug.

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blarty-fargo wrote:

  And a feeling of total joy as you search from c:\ for "McAfee" - and send all files and folders to digital heaven.


Surely they should go to Digital Hell!

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blarty-fargo wrote:

There is something deeply satisfying and rewarding when you remove the buggy big M software.

...you can relax and feel a little smug.


Hello Friends and viewers of this thread!

Just wanted to share after nearly a month of removing Mcafee completely from my system, I have not had ANY weird messages appearing in my event viewer, my ATI HD 4650 AGP graphics software has remained intact and operational as well as ATI's CCC Control center.

I have decided to not to even attempt using Mcafee again, even if somehow they come up with some solution to the issues in this thread as it has been well displayed here that many have been waiting for months.

I appreciate all the feedback from all of you who have contributed to the thread as well as the Mods like Tony who had me contribute files for examination and all and hope that those MER files will help for future users of Mcafee products.

Meanwhile for new visitors to this thread, I explained my resolution of successful reinstallation of my ATI graphics drivers and the CCC Control Center for the ATI HD 4650 AGP card in message #186 of this thread.

I used the ATI hotfix package to reinstall my CCC alone and then pointed Windows Hardware Wizard to reinstall my graphics drivers from the original CD that came with the card AFTER a windows update to Net Framework 2.0 repaired the damage that Mcafee did by replacing system files to earlier versions.

I have been happy using MS Security Essentials now as my AV Product and also run Spybot S&D weekly to find a few extra tracking cookies and I must say my system is running smoother and is using much less RAM then when Mcafee AV was installed. (let alone all the other issues).

As of this Friday I will no longer be monitoring this thread via email updates and such, so best of luck to you all..It's time to move on and as BF said above..relax! I was happy to contribute as I could !

Happy Trails from Snaffle!

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Just to let you know I went far above the level  where I usually discuss these issues and complained to the high level managers. This issue and others  should I hope now  get some allocation of effort it seems to have been  bogged down  at present.

That or I get the boot.

To those who  Mcafee have lost you are welcome back anytime just check here to see if the current version is ok or PM me and I will be honest with you.

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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You mods do a great job with, as it appears, very little support.

Thanks for the offer but I will not be back - it's like watching a guy crawling through a mine field after his legs have been blown off and asking him to have another go once he is in his wheelchair.

You know what - I could post the following into (almost) every thread in this sorry community and it would fit right in...

"McAfee do not care about me. My hopes for any sort of technical feedback, in a reasonable time, are met with "uninstall/reinstall/give us logs". Why won't McAfee actually look at my issue and fix it - like professionals are supposed to do? and other providers actually do!"

Don't worry - this is my very last post - I promise.

I have better things to do in life. Good luck to all you unlucky McAfee users.

Top-tip - get another PC protection solution.

Goodbye all!

Re: Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognised versions. To maintain system stability Windows must restore the original versions of these files.

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My subscription will be up soon. I'll likely be canceling auto-renewal and uninstalling once the subscription expires if this isn't fixed by then. I hope the thread isn't ignored because several of the active people suffering from the problem have now dropped the software altogether.

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Well it will not be ingored if I can help it but not having current users with the issue would be a big negative. I did a big stirring the pot this week will see if that gets any action .

Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 10/09/11 4:43:25 PM
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Tony has managed to get this brought to the attention of some very high-level McAfee people, the sort who can make things happen when they understand the seriousness of the situation. I hope that things will now begin to move a little faster. There wasn't a conference call last Monday because in the US and Canada it was Labor Day, but this is going to be raised (again) in the call on Monday and I've asked whether there is any news of progress on resolving the issue. When this does get resolved I reckon Tony will deserve either a medal or a vacation, or possibly both.

Message was edited by: Hayton on 10/09/11 06:16:32 IST

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