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exbrit
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Message 21 of 25

RE: 5434 dat file

I think I can put this down to server glitches...BigJ are you OK now?
bwb1
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Message 22 of 25

RE: 5434 dat file

It might be the answer on this occasion, but several times in the past in the past my DAT file never updated at all, to the point where MSC showed a warning. Running MVT that said it did update my DAT file, but the file number did not change, so I had to chat with the McAfee helpline. They said I had to remove Spybot/SuperAntispyware/AdAware and sent me some file to install, but VSC+ only worked correctly for about a week, and then it all happened again. I have lost count of the number of times that I have gone through the chore of uninstalling McAfee, running the clean up tool etc, and then downloading it again. On my laptop I use ESet Security, and that runs perfectly with the above named Antispyware utilities, if this malarkey continues I am beginning to think that I should remove McAfee for good after more years than I can remember, and put ESet on this PC. What do you guys have on your puters that co-exists happily with McAfee VSC+ then??
Cheers.
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exbrit
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Message 23 of 25

RE: 5434 dat file

I use SuperAntispyware and Adaware 2008 but not with any resident protection turned on and certainly not any Pro or paid versions...they will clash with McAfee.
Similarly I have used Spybot S/D in the past but learned never to use its Teatimer function, as it too caused problems.
vinod_r2
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Message 24 of 25

RE: 5434 dat file

I used to have Spybot and McAfee earlier but now

i use McAfee 2009 Total Protection and then Malwarebytes Antimalware but i seldom use it unless i need to test something or to run a secondary scan.since it has no resident protection in the free version it does not cause conflicts.
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bwb1
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Message 25 of 25

RE: 5434 dat file

Thank you both, I now know that it is the 'resident' function that has probably caused all my troubles. I have now put Malwarebytes on my McAfee covered PC to use in a time of -er- crisis.