Check the date and time (if it is not correct, correct it restart the computer)
What is the type of OS ? (Windows XP / Windows VISTA / Windows 7)
What is the type of internet connection ? (DSL / Dial-up / Cable / Wireless / Satellite)
Open the mcafee if it says Am I protected?No
Click on About
and get back to us with the versions, Also under mcafee viurs scan it will have DAT version, mention it.
Follow the link given below :
it will list the products under the email address, check whether it is the correct email address and also list the details
and get back to us.
Started having the same problem here a few days ago, intermittently.
Happened twice after routine DAT/SC updates in the past few days (I have updates set to check, but to notify me to download and install), and AGAIN last night for no apparent reason when there was no updating in progress (I was just working on the computer in MS Word).
The errors in the GUI this last time pertained to "real time scanning" disabled, spyware/PUP protection disabled, IM protection (all 3 of these had a RED dot), script protection and buffer overflow (these 2 had a YELLOW dot).
Start > msc.services showed that all 4 McAfee processes were started and automatic EXCEPT McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (0195181266442636) which is set to "automatic", but is not started.
Clicking "fix it" in the GUI DID fix it. This time. Again. But I wonder when I will start having the problem of "fix it" NOT fixing it?
My versions on my Dell-installed MSC from the GUI > "about") are:
SC 9.15.175 (2/17/2010)
VS 13.15.116, DAT 5899 (2/21/2010), Engine 5301.4018
PF 10.15.106 (11/18/2009)
AS 10.15.106 (10/21/2009), Content 3048, Content Update 3/11/2009, Engine 18.104.22.16828
PC 11.15.102 (9/4/2009)
System info is below in my signature.
Yes, I do have standalone, 3-rd party security apps installed for manual, on-demand, anti-malware scanning (Counterspy 3.1, MBAM 1.44, SuperAntispyware 4.34.1).
I have had Counterspy for as long as I've had this system, without conflicts; And MBAM and SAS were installed at the recommendation of the moderators here during the consumer DAT update fiasco in early January, also without problems.
I have scanned with all 4 applications since this happened last night (including McAfee's scheduled overnight scan), and all are clean.
No other suspicious computer behavior to suggest rootkit or other infection.
(Oh, at least in Firefox, that link you posted above to get the list of services did not render -- it came up blank.)
The only thing I can see to do now that isn't already done, in terms of troubleshooting is to set the McAfee Application Installer Service to "automatic" AND "started".
Should I do this?
PS This is really becoming a PIA. I had no apparent trouble with the functionality of McAfee for >1 year, until the troubles begain in early Jan with the consumer DAT updates. Since then, it's been a never-ending stream of *some* new problem popping up every few days.