Ran MVT it shows Engine Up to Date
DAT Up To Date
This is what it has shown since we started having the problems with the McAfee updates. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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You have to uninstall MBAM in order to install McAfee properly. We have asked them to revamp the warning notices that appear so that people are more clearly advised. Reinstall MBAM afterwards and all should be OK.
Try installing IE9 as it is more secure and make sure it is set to its default settings as McAfee relises on that whether or not it's your default browser.
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Hi, Mcafee updates have been a bit funny the last year or so.That said,you may have to uninstall and reinstall.First uninstall Malwarebytes.For some reason Mcafee is not compatible with Malwarebytes (only if it is installed before Mcafee) Download MCPR from top of this page under useful links. Then uninstall Mcafee from control panal, programs and features.Turn on your windows firewall after you uninstall Mcafee.Reboot computer after uninstall.Then run MCPR tool.Reboot again.Then reinstall Mcafee.Then reinstall Malwarebytes.
Thanks for the responses. When I first started having problems, I didn't have mbam installed. I only downloaded mbam to check things out because McAfee wouldn't update. Seems like McAfee needs to work out some bugs. Since McAfee cannot detect everything, why can't it be configured to work with mbam free without the fuss.
Well,I can`t argue with that statement.They have many problems to work out.I have at least 3 that I know of that have not been resolved myself.
There are many things that will fool regular antivirus software hence the need for things like Malwarebytes and similar. The only problem McAfee has with Malwarebytes Free is that it must be uninstalled before installing McAfee otherwise problems can and do occur with falied installation of various components. MBAM can be reinstalled afterwards and used with no problems. McAfee are working on the alerts that should be appearing when this happens.
One of the developers of Malwarebytes ahs something interesting to say:
A quote from one of the lead developers of MalwareBytes (Bruce Harrison) :
As far as why MBAM is very good at dealing with this infection, that is simple. MBAM is designed to be very good at dealing with malware that the AVs seem to be having problems with. I do not spend my time making MBAM detect millions of infections that any decent AV already detects as MBAM is DESIGNED to work alongside antivirus software, not replace it. A huge chunk of the research that goes into MBAM revolves around what we see making it into HJT threads as the vast majority of these threads involve antivirus software that was in some way bypassed.
Lets settle this now and avoid any further misinformation. MBAM is now a very good backup to any antivirus software and will only get better in the future. MBAM will NEVER add antivirus abilities to its core app and is always advised to be used WITH antivirus software. We actually get this question a lot in the forums and I assure you that we always say :
"No, MBAM can't replace your existing antivirus software and is not designed to."
Well I know this is true and I also agree with your statement in another post.That The consumer should be informed about uninstalling Malwarebytes.Before the install of Mcafee not during.