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Computer shuts down during scan

My computer repeatedly shuts down everytime I try to run a full scan. Any suggestions?

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ajacobs
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Re: Computer shuts down during scan

I've moved your post to our Virus and Spyware Protection area. Hopefully an expert can help you soon.

Dinz
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Hi nixter933,

Please provide us with the following details to proceed further on this ;

Open security center and let know whether it says Am I protected YES or Your computer is secure ? (This is to find out what version is installed in the machine)Do you receive any spyware pop ups in the computer ?

Do we have any other security software installed in the machine ?

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Dinesh K
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Helenl
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Have installed McAfee Antivirus Plus but computer shows "McAfee Security Center Your computer is at risk". No other antivirus protection installed. 

Re: Computer shuts down during scan

SecurityCenter

Version 9:15

Build 9:15:17

Last Udate 4/12/010

VirusScan

Version13.15

Build 13.15.117

Las Update 5*22*2010

Dat Versio 5990.0000

Dat creation date 5/22/2010

engine version 5400.1158

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Webroot

All products provided via msn

Computer shuts down during complete/full virus scan before 1/4 through scan

Please advise fix.

Thanks

Message was edited by: fledgling on 5/22/10 2:03:50 PM CDT

Re: Computer shuts down during scan

Hi, Fledgling:

Just another user here (no computer expert), but I notice that you have both McAfee AND Webroot software on your machine?

From my own personal experience over the years (including my current Win7 laptop), I can tell you that Webroot software is NOTORIOUS for not playing well with other security products.

Even more than most other "brands".

While I cannot be sure what exactly your problem may be, I can respectfully suggest that you will probably need to fully uninstall either McAfee or Webroot, since they are probably conflicting on some level.

Both companies provide removal tools (link to the McAfee tool is above, under "useful links").

For Webroot, their specific instructions are to run the cleanup tool TWICE, rebooting and redownloading it each time (since it is designed to uninstall itself each time it runs).

FWIW, one of the few reasons I have stuck with McAfee (at least for now, while my systems are still running their OEM "2009" Dell versions) is that it seems to run smoothly alongside both MBAM (Active Protection enabled) and SuperAntiSpyware (Free version, on-demand scans only).  I have no issues with my current Win7 (x64) desktop or my backup Vista (x86) system.

That said, I need to repeat my disclaimer that I'm just a self-taught home user, not an expert.

So, one of the volunteer or McAfee mods or other pros will likely be able to provide more definitive assistance.

Hope you get fixed up,

MM

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Second that Webroot and Mcafee do not play well together

kumar_B
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Hi ,

the following is the removal tool link for webroot u can try this ,else  try  to use  webroot removal tool from their site.

http://support-uk.webroot.com/cgi-bin/webroot_uk.cfg/php/enduser/fattach_adp.php?p_tbl=9&p_id=1677&p.... Also try to run the mcafee virtual technician ( go to mvt.mcafee.com and u can install the latest version of mcafee virtual technician and then run it which will scan  mcafee for any kind of mcafee issues and it will also try fixing some of the issues with mcafee ) .

if possible  try to note down the  scan location or the path before the system shuts down .

Message was edited by: kumaravel on 5/23/10 9:16:21 AM CDT
Helenl
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Once I get on this webroot website, I do not know what to do to remove it. It does not give me option. I refused to buy antivirus protection by telephone and I think they have hacked my computer. I continue getting calls almost every day and several times per day, plus voice mails.

Re: Computer shuts down during scan

Sorry to interrupt.

As of this morning I just can not shut down my Dell Laptop (inspiron 6400). It simply won´t turn off. It keeps restarting it self!!! I need help. Badly!

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