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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.
McAfee - PLEASE sort this out!!
I am having the same problem,
*Real Time Scanning is Disabled
*Spyware and potentially unwanted program scanning is disabled
*IM scanning is Disabled
*Script scanning is disabled
*Buffer overflow protection is disabled
Every time I click "Fix", It just comes back half an hour later
I am still waiting for some really needed help with this issue
I also noticed that the updates are being checked, but nothing is actually being updated.
While I am waiting for some answers, can I run the free Mcafeee scan even though I have security center? Should I disable Sc?
McAfee technical wizards...we are pleading for help. Someone please reply to our thread?
MANY THANKS!! happy
Please try these steps
run each of the 2006 removal tools listed below one at a time. After the last removal tool has finished, restart the system.
MAS Removal Tool
MPFP Removal Tool
MPS Removal Tool
MSK Removal Tool
VS Removal Tool
Download the registry cleanup file
1. Download VirusScan.zip to your desktop using this link: . http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/VirusScan.zip
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:
Then restart the computer and run this
once this is done download McAfee fresh and let me know
Thanks very much...am trying this now BUT.....
Your link "http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=107083&lc=1033" just brings up and error:
This is not the first time I have had this error trying to use links in this forum. Anything I need to do my end?
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
Document ID: TS100507
..and it can be found here...
MCPR.exe removal instruction Document ID: TS100507
...The download is here...
MCPR.exe removal tool download
If these links doen't work try seaching for keyword: 107083 in the FAQ page of free technical support area here:
FAQ Search for keyword 107083
Copy and Paste the links below into your browser if the links above don't work for some reason.
http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS100507&lang=en_US&prior_tid=13&A nswerID=16777216&turl==http%3A%2F%2Fkb.mcafee.com%2Finfocenter%2Findex%3Fpage%3D content%26id%3DTS100507%26actp%3Dsearch
I am gonna go try the MCPR.exe now and keep you updated!!
Fingers, toes and eyelashes crossed!!
thank you..beat you to it!
This is it...wish me luck!;)