McAfee updates on daily basis, since you have new infections discovered daily , So your DAT file would be updated every day even though you do not have some big updates for the products. Correlating the problems that you have speicified(Unable to login to forums/Unable to Trace etc) seems like you IE might have some issues.
Please try resetting your IE to default and try to do a manual update by clicking on the update button in Security center and check if you are geting any updates download to the products.
If this works then try to Trace an IP.The windows that helps you trace an Ip is also depended on your IE.
I TRIED THAT BUT IT DID`NT WORK.Thanks for the suggestion Mohan.The tracer still does`nt work.I feel like my mcafee is`nt working properly.In the uninstall programs should the version and date & size be listed?Also under a few off the addresses it does`nt give me the obtion to ban the i.p just trace,allow,or allow as standard?