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    Task bar icon shows computer not protected

      The task bar icon has had a white x in it since we returned from vacation on August 27. I have tried various ways to get this corrected through McAfee. They said they would call me personally about this three days ago. They have not called.
      When I turn off the computer completely and restart it, the normal red M comes up for a short time. Then it reverts to the "unprotected computer" M with the white x. Boxes with the message that my computer "is not protected" appear regularly.
      It appears only the computer files and the Internet are affected by this. The "Fix it" screen does not activate, so cannot solve the problem through that screen.
      The updates show that programs are up to date. Recent events show that on 8/30 Real-time virus protection was enabled.
      I have gone through MVT. It is in a loop. The box for downloading MVT files keeps appearing, even though I have downloaded those.

      Can anyone help?

      User Name altered to hide email address - Mod
        • 1. RE: Task bar icon shows computer not protected
          Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you, are you still facing the issue with McAfee product. if yes, Then please clarify.

          What is the Operating system you use?
          Did you made any recent changes you made to the computer?
          Option 1: Run the MVT and fix the issue option.
          Option 2: try to enable the McAfee services from the services.msc
          For windows XP computer
          Start-click on Run-services.msc
          Check with McAfee Real time Scanning is started. if not then Right Click on the McAfee real time scanning and click on start.

          For Windows Vista computer

          Start – search bar type – services.msc – right click services and run as administrator
          Check with McAfee Real time Scanning is started. if not then Right Click on the McAfee real time scanning and click on start.
          • 2. Icon shows computer not protected
            I finally managed to get the MVT activated. It checked the various McAfee products. Session ID # 20203413. Then I followed your directions to Start > Run > Services.msc. Real Time Scanning shows as Started.

            I have an HP Compaq Presario computer with Windows XP Media Center.

            The icon still has the white x on the red M. So is the computer protected even though this icon shows it is not?
            • 3. RE: Icon shows computer not protected
              I don’t find any issue in the MVT report; please let us know what is the message you get in the right hand panel of McAfee security center.:)
              • 4. RE: Icon shows computer not protected
                I cannot get any messages in the right hand panel of Security Center. It is not activated. It only shows that my subscription needs to be verified. (This has been verified many times.)
                • 5. RE: Icon shows computer not protected
                  Find out which email address you registered your product with by clicking on the following URL:


                  If you see a different email address. Then I would say we need to uninstall and reinstall the McAfee product. With following KB article Document ID: TS100507

                  {http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS100507&lang=en_US&prior_tid=18& AnswerID=16777217&turl==http%3A%2F%2Fkb.mcafee.com%2Finfocenter%2Findex%3Fpage%3 Dcontent%26id%3DTS100507%26actp%3Dsearch}
                  • 6. Icon shows computer not protected
                    "http://us.mcafee.com/apps/agent/tools/ts/ts_getemail_new.asp" brings up an empty screen. I have had my same email address [EMAIL="NanSicotte@aol.com"]EMAIL REMOVED FOR YOUR SAFETY for over 10 years.
                    • 7. Icon shows computer not protected
                      The web site to find what email my account is under, as given in the previous mesages, brings up this notice.

                      File Not Found (404)
                      The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable or no longer exists.
                      Please check the URL again or look below for help.
                      What are you looking for at McAfee?
                      McAfee Homepage
                      McAfee Service Information
                      Return to the Previous Page

                      I have already responded that my email has not changed in over 10 years. The icon still shows that my computer is unprotected. Only McAfee can help with this. My problem seems to have been dropped. Can someone please respond?
                      • 8. RE: Icon shows computer not protected
                        Sorry for the delayed response, follow the steps given below and update us with a outcome

                        Try to run the free versions of Malware removal tool: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php clean anything it detected.

                        Ping the Download.McAfee.com {Start-Run (windows key + R)-CMD-type-ping download.mcafee.com} post the reply you receive.

                        Restarted the computer and then try to update the McAfee product.
                        • 9. Icon shows computer not protected
                          reference number 484570-372394770484570-346279581

                          This is to check if your issue has been resolved.
                          My response to McAfee Assurance message of 9/14:

                          Yes, the McAfee Security program was re-installed by the Chat help person and now seems to be working correctly. The Chat system worked well in correcting the problem, whereas the Community Forum system did not resolve the issue, over a period of many days. Thank you for checking.
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