Try the following steps :
Restart the computer and start tapping the F8 key,
From the screen that appears select Safe mode with networking and try downloading McAfee .
Thanks. Have now done this. Still having problems though.
My desktop is still not working - I am shown the Active Desktop Recovery message instead of my background. Nothing I do makes this go away.
I am constantly getting messages re memory usage e.g. The instruction at 0x00ec9b92 referenced memory at 0x0000001. The memory could not be written.
Although I now have McAfee reinstalled there are a couple of issues. On trying to run the scan, the program scans 25 items and then stops once it begins scanning the mcmscsvc.exe program. It will not continue beyond this point. Also the main page alternates between telling me it is all up to date, and telling me it needs fixed.
There are chances that the installation might have not been succesful.
Unistall Mcafee completely, even files and folders from C:/program files and common files
Perform a system Restore to a previous date before the actual problem occurred,
And then reinstall Mcafee . This might get some progress .
Thanks. Have tried uninstalling/re-installing. It didn't work. I can always try again.
System restore is not working. I can bring up the dialog box and select a restore point, but nothing happens after that. None of the on screen buttons do anything.
May I know how old is the computer ? And did we have any trojan infections in the computer previously (annoying pop ups while browsing the internet )
Thanks. PC is about 7-8 yrs old, running Windows XP. No virus as far as I am aware.
I had similar problem with the new update, after installation I couldn't get online anymore. The problem was that the new firewall blocked the internet connection. So I shut down Mcafee's firewall and it worked. The problem is now I need to find a solution for it, can anyone help me?
In most likely hood the virus infection is probably blocking you from connecting to the internet.
I would suggest the removal of the infection before proceeding any further.
try the following and check if you can connect to Internet.
click start - run - type inetcpl.cpl - click ok - that should bring up Internet options
click the security tab - at the bottom select reset all zones to default level
click the privacy tab - ensure that the slider is set to medium
click on the connections tab - select the lan settings option - ensure all options in this new window are unchecked. - click ok to return back
click advanced tab - select the restore advanced settings option - go through the list and find "enable 3rd party browser extensions" - uncheck this option
select apply and then click Ok
retry connecting to the Internet using Internet explorer.
If you are able to connect to the Internet try running a application like MalwareBytes and see if you can remove the infections.
Also restore the McAfee Firewall to defaults incase McAfee firewall is the problem here. Click here for instructions on restoring the firewall.
Also you mentioned Active Desktop. To disable the active desktop follow instructions here.
Thanks. No luck in trying your suggestions.
Following your instructions, as soon as I click on the Connections tab I get the following message "An exception occurred while trying to run "Shell32.dll, CONTROL_RunDLL "C:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl",". I can't get any further than that.
Also, trying your instructions re the Active Desktop. I can't get any of these to work. Right-click on the desktop does nothing. I click Start-Control Panel and nothing happens. The same with trying to access My Computer. I can open the task manager using CTRL-ALT-DEL, but trying anything else the system freezes.
In order to access anything on my PC I have to work through a second User Account in Windows XP.