Please check if you have .net frame works 3.5 in add/remove programs. If not try updating windows. Have you ever used any other security program? If so please run the related tools to remove the traces. Do a full scan with McAfee. Check the DAT Version. Do disk defragmentation. Disk clean up. Check if you find any difference
I checked on the things you suggested but I continue to go to an "unprotected" mode. I then have to "fix" it and get back to protected for a time before it goes back to unprotected.
All my Windows XP files are up to date. I defragged the hd. I removed a portion of the prior Norton program that I discovered via the add/remove software applications (this did not help).
Should I try removing McAfee and trying to reinstall again?
I didn't have these problems with Norton. Only poor pc performance problems caused by Norton. I wanted to save money by paying for a second license with McAfee and not have to pay Norton another $49. Now I regret my decision.