The FAQ dealing with Internet Connectivity Problems is listed here: http://service.mcafee.com/faqdocument.aspx?id=TS101507
The Virtual Technician is here: http://mvt.mcafee.com/
If you think your have a virus that's possible. No antivirus is 100% guaranteed. Download Stinger and malwarebytes Free, both in the last link in my signature below and run those.
Meanwhile is this Windows 7 SP1 and is it totally up to date, including any parts you may not use, such as Internet Explorer? (That should be 9 and its add-ons all shoul dbe updated too as various components use IE regardless of which browser you use).
Do you have any other security software installed?
Any other indication of infection?
Still no success.
Followed your file suggestions.
the GetSusp program found nothing.
Stinger found nothing.
AntiMalware found one suspicious program PUP something. Removed it. Rebooted.
Tried re-installing McAfee Security Center. Does not like Antimalware program. Removed it. Rebooted.
Tried re-installing the McAfee software from my on-line account. Would not reinstall. Said I should run McAfee Virtual Technician.
Ran McAfee Virtual Technician. Could not fix the problem. I always end up at this screen.
The "update now" looks like a hyperlink, but nothing happens when I click it. The Problem Log states that a Product Update is Required.
According to that you have McAfee installed but it needs updating. When reinstalling, in these case at least, it's best to uninstall completely, then run the MCPR cleanup tool and make sure it's a fresh download (link under Useful Links at the top of this page), reboot and reinstall from the online account. Yes the installer doesn't like Malwarebytes but if you tell it to ignore it it should continue.
Make sure your operating system is totally up to date and that your system clock is accurate both time and timezone-wise. Also make sure that Internet Explorer is totally up to date along with all it's add-ons. (For XP it should be IE8 for Vista/7 IE9. That is important whether or not you use IE as your default browser. Many applicatgions use IE regardless of settings and McAfee is one of them.
Try it all again and before running the installer run the McPreinstall tool: http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/Mcpreinstall.e xe
If this continues contact Technical Support, it's free and available by phone or online chat and linked under Useful Links at the top of this page.
Score is now Problem 5, McAfee Support 0.
Windows 7 (IE9) is fully up to date, all updates installed.
This morning, I ran the MCPR2 tool which fully removed all McAfee products from my computer. Kept the PreInstallToolLog.txt file if you need to see it.
Logged in to my McAfee account. Downloaded the software. Screen looked like this.
Software downloaded without issue. During the download it looks like this.
After the dowload, the software tried to install. Ended up at this screen, telling me the install is incomplete.
Downloaded and installed McAfee Virtual Technician.
Virtual Technician found 2 errors and AutoFixed. Rebooted at the software's prompt.
MVT came up after the reboot with this screen.
MVT cannot resolve the Product Update Required. The hyperlink labelled "Update Now" is dead and does not work.
So, what next? I have followed all the instructions given, yet I always arrive back at this point. What is preventing my software from re-installing? I am getting tremendously tired of this problem.
I went through the notes from the case 484570-984387227 this is the result, the agent has done a disk scan on your machine and found some errors in your hard disk so he suggested you to contact the computer manufacturer to reinstall the Operating system. Did you contact the Computer Manufacturer ?
However, I would like to check the McAfee logs on your machine. Please navigate into the below location and check for log MFEhidin.log and update the same in your next post
Enable the hidden files & folders using the below link
Go to the location C:\Program Data\McAfee\Mclogs
Get the MFEhidin.log
Ex-Brit: I have tried all forms of the MCPR tool and have always gotten it fresh from the web site. No luck.
I have not re-installed my operating system. I don't really want to go through all the hassle of re-installing all my software when the McAfee software is the only software that I have an issue with. Nothing else is a problem.
I have tried to find the MFEHidin.log file that you reference, but it is no where on my computer, even after making sure the hidden files are shown.
The Mclog subdirectory contains four subdirectories: Common, ETW, MasterInstallerPDU, and McInst. The file you reference is not in any of them.