Weekend #3, Problem #3.
Either this security suite is STILL wonky, or I've lost what's left of my mind.
The problem with the consumer update servers seemed to have been fixed, as of last Wednesday (no more problems with rolback DAT files).
Although I have been dealing with a "coincidental" security-related issue with McAfee since then (ongoing case # and thread @ security board), this afternoon another, new wrinkle in the updating process has appeared.
A few moments ago, I was alerted by popup that updates were available (I do not use "automatic" or "silent" updates).
Before updating, I verified that my DAT version was 5869 (1/22/2010).
I updated, and got the customary "installation complete" popup telling me it had been successful.
I checked to see that the DAT file had updated, and it had done so, to 5870 (1/23/2010).
At the time that I opened the main GUI to open the "about" window, I noticed that the main GUI SecurityCenter Information STILL says "update check: 1/22/2010", even though today is 1/23/2010 and the DAT file installed (as of a few minutes ago) is DAT 5870 with a date of 1/23/2010.
IOW, even though I just now performed a "successful" update check and update installation today (1/23/2010), the main GUI window under Security Centeri information only shows an update check date of YESTERDAY.
The 2 attached screenshots say it all. They were just taken a few seconds apart.
Main GUI shot shows an "update check" date of yesterday (1/22/2010), while the DAT version shot shows today's DAT file (5870), with a date of TODAY (1/23/2010).
I never had any problems with McAfee or with my computer security until McAfee started to have ITS problems >2 weeks ago.
Now it seems to be a never-ending series of new issues. Although I may well be crazy at this point, I am not imagining these events.
What's going on now???