Forgot to mention I'm running win xp
Granite - Proxy would automatically get enabled if your computer is infected by some kind of hidden Malware. I would request you to click on the Useful Links on the top of this page and contact our Technical Support team for further assistance
Having the same problem, just wondered if you managed to get this resolved, if so how did you eventually resolve the issue ?
First off i'd like to thank Aldrin for the advice on contacting the Tecnical Support team using the "Useful Links" on the top of the page. Unfortunatly this was not very usefull. I talked or should i say Chatted with one of the tech people and all they said was "I have to call my ISP" ...............what the he#@ dose my ISP have to do with it, I was thinking. I'm still able to conect to the interent just not for very long. I must have a virus.
I have to say I am not very impressed with McAfee right now.
Enough of the McAfee bashing, here is how i FINALY fixed my problem. I went to Microsoft website and downloaded the free "Security Essentials" http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/ ...........becuase i'm thinking I got avirus. LOW AND BEHOLD, Microsoft Security Essentials found a virus, and problem solved.
I did a full system scan not once or twice but 3 or 4 time with McAfee and it didn't find the virus.
ONE full scan with Essentials and it found it.
Hope this helps Vic.
Granite – I’m sorry for the bad experience that you had, but I guess you have misunderstood my guidance. As I said earlier, if proxy settings gets enabled automatically then definitely there should be some hidden infections on the computer. I understand McAfee has not identified the infection from your computer but to be frank there are millions and millions of malware outbreak happening in the world.
If the infection blocks your internet connection then obviously it won’t allow the Anti-Virus program to get updated and if the security software doesn’t get update on regular basis then infection would very easily get into the computer. That’s how it works. Anyhow it’s great to know that you got them fixed, please do let us know if you still need any assistance on the same. Thanks