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Tushar Naik Newcomer 2 posts since
Jul 10, 2012
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Jul 10, 2012 6:49 AM

Cannot enable on-access scanner with Security-as-a-Service product



We have Mcafee Security-as -a service product installed on windows 2003 (32 bit) server.


The on-access scanner service on the said server is disabled from 5th may 2012.


We get an option to enable on-access scanner but when we click enable nothing happens.


Please find the product details below


Securitycenter communication


Product version - 5.2.3 Patch 4

Last update check -- 7/10/2012 1.41:03PM


Virus and spyware protection


On-access scanning - disabled

DAT file version -- 6703.0000

DAT file creation date -- 5/6/2012

Scan engine version -- 5400.1158

Buffer overflow detection version -- 567


Browser Protection


Browser Protection engine version --



Manual update also does not work.



Please suggest a solution for this problem.

  • Pritish McAfee TPS SME 290 posts since
    Sep 16, 2010

    Hi Tushar,


    Apologies for the delay in the reply.


    From the details that you have provided we see that you are running a older version of the McAfee software.


    The new version of the McAfee software that has been rolled out is v5.4.


    Please use the below steps to completely uninstall and reinstall the McAfee software.


    Steps for Uninstallation :

    1. Log on to the security center from
    2. Click on the tab utilities-> select the sub tab Migration & Optimization.
    3. Under the Cleanup Utility --> select the download option.
    4. Download and save it to the desktop and run this exe to uninstall.
    5. Delete all the entries from start-> select "Run" ->type "temp" and then select all the files and folder under that and delete. (Ignore the files that you are not able to delete)
    6.  Delete all the entries from start->select "Run" ->type "%temp%"and then select all the files and folder under that and delete. (Ignore the files that you are not able to delete)
    7. Reboot the computer.


    After you have done all the above steps, please proceed with the below steps for the installation.

    1.Open the webpage
    2.Click on log in and enter your email address and password and login
    3.Under the tab dashboard, click on the install protection and select desktop protection. on next.
    5.If you want to install McAfee on that computer you can install by selecting the first option. the following features which you want to be installed in your computer.
       Virus and spyware protection service
       Firewall protection service
       Browser protection and web filtering service on click here to install.
    8.Download the tops file and save it on your C drive and run it from there.
    9.McAfee will be installed in your computer.


    Please get back to us if the issue persists even after you have uninstall and reinstalled the newer version.



    Pritish P.

    Thanks & Regards

    Pritish P

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