I have this too. I am sick of it already! Spent too many hours trying to sort this out.
Everytime I use the internet McAfee decides to download updates. It has already downloaded 3 separate updates today!! Everything runs slowly or crashes and then I unprotected alert.
Black icon with red cross.
Computer & Files unprotected Email & IM unprotected Buffer overflow disabled Script Scan disabled IM Scan disabled Spyware Scan disabled/off Real time scan disabled/off
System Guard is sometimes disabled and shows yello exclamation mark.
Sys Tray Icon is Black - is this normal? On hover over it says Personal Firewall Plus: Disabled but cannot find anything to do with Personal Firewall Plus nor have I turned it on or found a McAfee help section page for this problem on the main McAfee site or on Forum.
Recently renewed subscription and downloaded from McAfee site. Renewal date is only one month away now instead of 12 months!!
Checked incompatible programs - uninstalled through Add/Remove and deleted anything lingering found.
When closing some open program windows they disappear slowly by scrolling down the screen until they disappear!
Have uninstalled and reinstalled McAfee.
Have run Virtual Technician Session: 13074484 - No problems found. Logs saved on PC.
I am trying to apply for jobs as I am currently unenployed and the damned PC is playing me up all the time. Also I am sending lots of personal information via CV and do not want my PC being vulnerable!!
What is going on? This seems to be a repeat ongoing problem with the software. I am considering changing when the subscription runs out. This is ridiculuos. I switched from Norton AntiVirus on my old machine because it was just as troublesome.
2. Unzip VirusScan.reg to your desktop. 3. Double-click the file VirusScan.reg to remove the VirusScan registry entries. 4. When prompted, proceed by saying yes. 5. Follow the remaining steps to ensure VirusScan is completely removed from your pc:
Uninstalling old lingering McAfee products - MCPR.exe - links that work!!
After some detectice work based on your broken link properties I found the download MCPRE.exe that you want me to run.
"How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe)
Summary: This document explains how to remove and reinstall McAfee Consumer products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool. This option should only be used after you remove your McAfee product through Add/Remove Programs."
The file containing the MCPR.exe removal instructions is