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Have You tried reinstalling it?
Hi I have just had the same problem ,I would be surfing away happily and
then the message comes up that the service host needed to close ,
At first I would try the update just for it to tell me the Firewall is at risk and shut down.
So I'd restart the PC and all was fine until next time . I even tried the Tech download
but it was always the same outcome even if I tried reinstal of Mcafee.
I get Mcafee free from my internet provider and noted the problem only came after it
upgraded from 2011 to the 2012 version , The other evening it went wrong again .
So yet again I uninstalled Mcafe security suite , the tech and site advisor via the
add/remove in the pc's control panel , everything gone or so i thought ....
I now did a simple pc search for any file with the word " Mcafee" in it and a
few results came back .. so I deleted them (some were just empty folders )
and then came back on here to reinstall and up to yet it has worked fine
I think the problem was an old folder from the 11 version and a folder from
the 2012 version of Mcafee that were trying to do the same job thus a bit of
a conflict with the service host . Well its worked for me ,so far so good .
So next time your pulling your hair out and Mcafee, do a search after its out and
take anything left out, Delete it .
Thanks for the help.
How did you reinstall after you removed the program from your computer? Did you get it from a disc or website?
Off the Mcafee site ,I get it free via my ISP .
Now for the bad news it has come back again I ran the virtual program and it fixed a reg file from the Mcafee my account but it did it again within the hour and when i ran the virtual it said " no problems found "
I know for a fact that the problem only started when Mcafee security suite upgraded its self to the latest newer version. I never had this until that update,,, wish I could go back to the last years version.
Time Mcafee did something as I am sure they are aware of it
The latest update I can give you is the fault is still there
I have gone through McAfee support free chat and they got nowhere with it and
put me through to a higher level of technicians who have took copies of my PC
via remote assistance and are now handing it to people in Mcafee at an even higher
The statement from them is .. " we are aware of this problem ,it is an ongoing issue
and we hope to make an update to fix the problem soon ."
In other words you and I are stuck with the problem until they make a fix .
I would go through the free chat support and at least you will be among the first in the fix queue
Hope this helps