Window Live Messenger / McAfee problem concerning receiving .exe/RAR files
After browsing the forum I found some threads concerning this issue, but was not sure which is the actual solution to the problem... Maybe Ex_Brit can tell me the solution, cause he answered the most in concerning threads to the problem....
Problem: Windows Live Messenger won't accept .exe or RAR/ZIP files to be received if I haven't filled in the path to an external virusscan engine. This must be done under options/file transfer.
-Leaving the path blank won't work, than messenger doesn't accept the file. -Uncheck the box (additionally leave the path blank) won't work either, than messenger doesn't accept the file also. -Installing the windows scanner is no option either, cause conflicts will occur and I haven't installed McAfee for sh*
I already tried giving in some .exe files in the McAfee folder, but none of em are any good.
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSC\mcshell.exe --> the centre opens and stays open. Should be closed manually and than the file is received. *NO good* C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe --> Some DOS screen opens and stays open. Should be closed manually and than file is received. *No good* C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\mcvsshld.exe --> Nothing happens and the file won't receive. *No good* C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\mcods.exe --> Messenger receives file and shuts up. McAfee screens stay closed. But the final receive message in WLM (after scan) is slow as crap. seems to be no good?
I have 2 questions:
1. If i understand it correct, it shouldn't even be filled in for McAfee to work properly as it scans received files over the messenger anyway (behind the screens)? 2. What do I fill in to let messenger swallow the file without naging about any scanner and let McAfee not open any screens to be manually closed and just do it's job....?