Every time I turn on my computer, my McAfee Security Center says that I am not protected and I have to click on "Fix" to correct the problem. It says that the problem is that my real-time scanning is disabled along with some other services.
We have Windows XP SP3, IE 7.0, a cable modem, and no other virus protection programs. We do have the CCleaner program installed and have McAfee Security Center 9.15.
After this started I read that it might be an incompatibility with Windows Defender so I uninstalled it but no help there.
I ran Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool and found no problems and ran MVT - Session ID was 21813486 - said it found 2 problems and fixed one. The one that couldn't be fixed was 1 service that wasn't running.
Based on the solutions I found here for similar problems, I uninstalled McAfee Security Center, then ran the MCPR.exe program to completely remove the program, rebooted and reinstalled McAfee Security Center. I ran the updater, did a full system scan and found nothing. The next day, we are back to experiencing the same issues again!
Ran MVT again – Session ID was 21874589, but IU had already clicked FIX before running MVT – it found not problems this time, yet some of our scanning services are stopping at random.
Came home and back in Not Fully Protected Status, so I ran MVT again - Session ID was 21880038
Try the following steps.
1. Check & delete if you have any third party security software in control panel , or third party security software folders in C:/program files or common files,
2. Start – run >> then type services.msc – It will open up the Services (Local) window,
3. The ‘start up type’ for all the mcafee services in the list should be automatic, if not double click on the service which is not in automatic & change the start up type to automatic,
4. Click recovery tab (at the top) change all the three failures to “restart the service” click Apply & Ok ,
5. Close all open programs & restart the computer,
6. Open security center & check for updates.
Mcafee Online community Moderatoron 11/17/09 6:55 AM
Thanks for the response. In the services McAfee Scanner was in Manual and McAfee Application Instataller Cleanup was in Auto, but not started. Both of those are now in auto and startetd. I'll try the restart and update now.
When I restarted, I checked for updates and was current. Then I rechecked the services running and found that McAfee SystemGuards was started but in Manual. I changed it to Auto, restarted again, checked for updates and again found I was current. Rechecked the services, and McAfee SystemGuards was started but still in Manual. I changed it to Auto again, was double sure to hit "Apply" and restarted again with the same result. Is that normal?
Looking at another thread, I am running Malwarebytes Anti-malware program now.
Ran Malwarebytes and SuperAntispyware at the advice of PEACEKEEPER and they found some issues. Left for work and came home to find McAfee completely disabled this time. MVT Session ID 21958094. MVT fixed 2 out of the 3 issues found and I had to open up the Services and Start McAfee Real Time Scanner & set it to Auto start and also set McAfee System Guards to Auto start. Any more ideas?
As mentioned in my previous post did you check for any conflicting third party security softwares in C:/program files & common files before enabling the mcafee services in services.msc?
If your computer is infected with a Trojan,errors might occur when you attempt to update McAfee Consumer products or may experience update failures, and will be unable to receive the latest Virus Definition (DAT) files. Try the upated stinger tool and inform me of its results.
Download the Stinger tool from the link below:
Double-click Stinger and select Preferences.
Enable the Report Applications option.
Click Scan Now and allow the scan to complete.
NOTE: During the scan, you may receive a clean error during on certain .cab files. Ignore the error and allow the scan to complete. The files will be removed when the system is restarted.
Restart your computer and update in security center .
Not sure how to check for conflicting third party security softwares in C:/program files & common files, but the only other Adware, spyware programs I've ever installed on this computer were Windows Defender and CCleaner. Both have been removed as of a few days ago and there are no traces of them in the Program Files folders.
I downloaded and ran Stinger. It reported that 190,608 clean files were scanned. It did not say anything about infected files. I went to "File" and "Save Report to File" and it gave me the path as C: Documents & Settings \ Laurie\ local \ temporary internet files \ content.ie5 \ evejsfew \ stinger.txt. That path does not exist - it dead ends at Laurie - there is no Local folder in that directory. I ran a search on "stinger.txt and no file by that name was found.
Did you check under hidden files & folders?
From the location (Laurie); Click tools (at the top), then click folder options
click the "View" tab, put a check mark on show hidden files and folders .
click Apply and Ok
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I did check for hidden folders and the path does not exist. I finally threw in the towel, uninstalled McAfee and loaded AVG Antivirus, ran a full scan again - nothing found and all is working fine. I'm done with McAfee.