But first -- why is there no "search" function for this "discussions" section (NOT the overall web site search function, but one keyed to searching only through the discussions)? (If I've missed seeing it, tell me where it is and embarrass me!)
I have McAfee Security Center (originally installed by Dell) latest revision (11.0.678). I've had it since last fall. My OS is Windows 7 SP 1, all updates installed.
Questions/problems are piling up:
1. This seems to have been a problem in the past (much discussed here) with no apparent resolution. I haven't seen any recent discussions about it . . . why doesn't a scan start at the time when you've scheduled it for? I've tried multiple time settings and a scan won't start for any time I select. Even after intentionally leaving the pc idle (no keyboard or mouse activity, programs closed, etc.). Why is this happening? What is the cure?
2. Why -- in the "Quarantined and Trusted Items" section is the "Send to McAfee" button/option at the bottom grayed out? ("Select all", "Restore", and "Delete" are available.) What is the cure for this?
3. Why -- in "Firewall Settings", in "Attack Detection" -- are all 10 types of attacks listed marked "No" under "Detect"? Shouldn't they be marked "Yes"?
4. Finally, why is the installation program for what I have different between what I've downloaded from the Dell web site and what I've downloaded from the McAfee site? Both files are titled "McAfeeSetup.exe" but the one from Dell -- on the "Details" tab for file properties -- says "File description" and "Product name" is "McAfee Download Manager", "Product version" is 126.96.36.199, "File version" is 5.0.259.0, "Original file name" is "DMSelfEx.exe", and file size is 4.08 MB. In contrast, the one from McAfee (downloaded from my account here that was established pertinent to registration of my software) has "File description" and "Product name" as "McAfee Master Installer", "Product version" is 188.8.131.52, "File version" is 184.108.40.206", and "Original file name" is McAfeeSetup.exe.
My guess is that either .exe file will get me to the same result eventually. And my further guess is that -- if I have to decide which one to preferentially use that the one from McAfee is the one to use. But it was worth inviting comment on. Which file should I use to reinstall?
I am contemplating uninstalling what I have and reinstalling the program. Besides the puzzles outlined above (#'s 1, 2, & 3), I have had at least 5 to 7 viruses detected by my program over the course of my using it -- this seems high to me. Going to a completely different program from another vendor is on my mind also, but IF it's possible that a virus affected Security Center settings and performance than it's logical to think a reinstallation might be the correct move.
Any input on the above is much appreciated.