im well aware that there is a virus, but im hoping in updating mcafee, it will be taken care of at least enough for me to quarenten it...im pretty computer illiterate so any help or advice given would begreatly appreciated. again thanks for your time
If it is a virus it could be stopping the mcafee install.
1. Try resetting Internet explorer to defaults
2. Ensure there is no proxy set in connections (in IE)
3. If you cannot download these to your parents PC download them ion your laptop and onto a usb stick
If you think you have a virus infection on your PC do one or both of the following :
- Run the free Mcafee Stinger program from http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ -
Download here latest version of getsusp https://community.mcafee.com/thread/32269
Before you use Getsusp, you should go to this document
and download the PDF file explaining what Getsusp is and how it works, and this document
which downloads the installation guide PDF document.
If you want a second opinion, or to be on the safe side, then you can do a scan with the free versions of these tools :
If you already have Malwarebytes installed, the virus could be protecting itself against it. In that case, in order to get Malwarebytes running you'll need to rename the executable. Open theC:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Antimalware folder, then rename the "mbam.exe" file and double-click directly on the file to open the program. After updating the program, run a full system scan usingMalwarebytes.
Make sure both programs are updated to the latest versions before running them and let them clean anything they find. If they quarantine a file or fail to remove a file try to get a copy of itand send it to Mcafee using the virus submission path described here :
Send the file to mcafee labs at http://vil.nai.com/vil/submit-sample.aspx