I've ran the McAfee Health Check code.. and got this
MVT Information MVT Version : 188.8.131.52 System Information Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Business Edition(Build 7601) Service Pack : Service Pack 1.0 Language : 0409 Internet Explorer Version : 8.0 Internet Explorer Language : en-us System Drive Type : NTFS Physical Memory Available : 4194303 Physical Memory Total : 4194303 Virtual Memory Available : 14076596 Virtual Memory Total : 16773688 System Architecture : AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor Date Time : 07/09/2011 13:36:18 Time Zone : GMT -06:00 Product Details Product Name : VirusScan - McAfee AntiVirus Plus Product Version : 15.0.288 Language : en-us Partner : McAfee Health Check Details Registry OK File OK Process OK Service OK COM OK DAT and Engine OK Top Issues OK SYSTEM OK Product Name : QuickClean and Shredder - McAfee AntiVirus Plus Product Version : 11.0.393 Language : en-us Partner : McAfee Health Check Details Registry OK File OK Process OK Service OK COM OK Top Issues OK SYSTEM OK Product Name : SecurityCenter Product Version : 11.0.560 Language : en-us Partner : McAfee Health Check Details Registry OK File OK Process OK Service OK COM OK Top Issues OK SYSTEM OK Product Name : SiteAdvisor Product Version : 3.3.133 Language : en-us Partner : McAfee Health Check Details Registry OK File OK Process OK Service OK COM OK Top Issues OK SYSTEM OK Product Name : Personal Firewall - McAfee AntiVirus Plus Product Version : 12.0.335 Language : en-us Partner : McAfee Health Check Details Registry OK File OK Process OK Service 1 service(s) incorrect Expected Service State Incorrect
Expected : running
Existing : stopped
Service: McMPFSvc "C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe" /McCoreSvc
COM OK Top Issues OK SYSTEM OK
If you used System Restore did you try updating your McAfee software immediately afterwards? Also you should install Internet Explorer 9 as it is inherently safer than IE8, even if you use another browser as your default as some processes use it.
Try running Stinger but read the 'How to use...' first as it has settings which can be varied. http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx
There is another type of Stinger for Fake Alert Malware which can also be tried: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/fake-alert-stinger.aspx - if you've seen any indications of this type of malware.
Both of these tools can't be updated once installed so one should uninstall them and reinstall for each use.
Lastly, you could try using the FREE version of THIS tool but update it first to make sure it's current before running.
It can be installed, updated and run in 'Safe Mode with Networking' if necessary to avoid any barriers thrown up by certain malware. That mode is reached by tapping F8 repeatedly while booting up and selecting #2 on the ensuing menu.
If this proves to be malware I'll move this thread accordingly for better attention.
Let me know how it goes.
ok.. I was able to fix the firewall continously turning itself off by:
1) running a full virus scan (it found a trojan by the name of Gtenic)
2) Uninstalling McAfee Completely
3) Reinstalling and restarting.
I havn't had the problem with the fire wall now, but the google problem still exists. Anyone know a solution for this that dosn't include me having to reinstall Firefox from scratch?
I had the same issue after a Trojan infected my PC. I used Virus Scan to find the Trojan and remove it BUT there were two more suspicious files in my Downloads folder (where the Virus got in). They were identifiied as "error reporting files" but were also applications. I deleted these manually (and from the trash), rebooted, and things were fine.