1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 3, 2011 8:14 AM by Peter M

    Network PC called "Thomson"

      I have recently resolved an issue with McAfee "Real-Time Scanning" which kept turning itself off by uninstalling McAfee & reinstalling it as per the advice of McAfee support.  This worked perfectly & I have had no issues until last evening when I had a p[op-up message from McAfee to tell me that not all of my network PC's were protected & that if I wanted to protect "Thomson" then I need to log on from that PC called Thomson to download my licensed McAfee software onto it as well.


      My wireless key is totally secure, I have a fully secure broadband service & none of my neighbours are called Thomson so I know it is not a local hacking issue in my Neighbourhood.


      I have logged onto a site called "Tom's Hardware" this morning & there are other McAfee users on there with the exact same issue but no resolutions offered as yet.


      1) I have no other network PC so who is "Thomson"?

      2) How do I get rid of him?

      3) Is my PC at risk from an unrecognised virus that McAfee cannot remove?


      I am currently running Windows Vista on a 4yr old PC & I am using Windows Explorer 9 as my browser.


      I have had no other malware or internet security issues, so any help would be much appreciated, as I am loathe to spend £50 for McAfee to resolve this issue for me.