Is iolo Technologies' System Mechanic or any other registry cleaner software installed on your computer?
Yes, I have Glary Utilities.
It may removed some McAfee registry which lead to this issue. I suggest you to re-install McAfee on your computer. Please remove McAfee from Programs and Features and run MCPR , restart your computer. Then you may login to McAfee account and download and install McAfee.
I recommend that if you use any registry cleaner software to please discontinue using as these types of programs tend to do more harm then good. Let us know if the information that Jayadeep suggested resolves your issue.
Ok that link I originally posted here is elsewhere will check why. Sorry
The reinstall will fix this though
Sure you never used another cleaner if not Glary must have done this as back in June 2010 we found that in nearly 100% users with this they used a registry cleaner.
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 26/03/11 10:00:52 AM
I am getting “Unauthorized” while trying to access that link.
Thanks for the reply.
Glary Utilities actually has a nice feature that allows one to restore previous "repairs." I did that for everything I had done up until recently. Then, I restarted the computer. After that, McAfee started working fine: The message no longer came up on right-click scans and the Firewal did not show as OFF in the Settings. More than that: A "Dell Dock" feature with all sorts of common buttons (e.g., IE, Recycle Bin, etc.) also reappeared after disappearing.
DO YOU STILL RECOMMEND THAT I UNINSTALL AND REINSTALL McAFEE?
Can a registry repair do all of this damage? The reason I was using it was because I had seen many times on the Internet people recommend cleaning up the Reigstry in order to speed up the computer.
Should I, then, just leave the Registry alone? Maybe, use CCleaner?
Matthew, So it’s clear that Glary utility made some registry change and it caused this issue. So there is no need to do a re-install now. It may be the culprit for the issue with Dell Dock.
McAfee Security Center has PC optimization - QuickClean utility which has option to optimize and clear registry file. I suggest you to use it.
Anyway, happy to hear that all the issues were resolved.
the original thread re this that seemed to prove registry cleaners as culprit is here FYI