Is this 12.1 or 11.6 version?
Are your settings as below especially the second one?.
What application as I can run movies from the usb stick have not tried an exe recently. Ok tested and running mcpreinstall works
does it for you?
I am running Security Center 12.1 Build 12.1.253
In my settings the Removeable drives is set to "Ask me to scan when drive is plugged in" I also tried the Real-Time scanning of file as I use them. The Other setting is the recommended "Strike a balance one".
I downloaded the test file and copied it to a USB stick. When executing from the USB stick, it opened up fine. I had no problems with Mcpreinstall.exe.
Executable files that are completely contained in one file run OK. It seems that the programs that have problems are applications that have informaton or parts of the programs stored in multiple files. One program that will no run from the USB stick is Calibre Portable. This is an ebook management program.
If I attempt to run this from the USB stick, it hangs up the computer and I cannot even shut the power down. If I copy the folder containing this portable application from the USB stick back to my HD, then it will open normally.
(If you are not familar with portable applications, let me explain that they are configured to get all their ini files and extra needed dll files from the local USB stick. This allows the program to be run on any Windows machine without installing anything. )
Has anyone tried a Portable App on Windows XP? I am still having the issue. I ran Windows Update and installed all released OS patches. I also ran the McAfee update. With everything up to date, the problem still occurs.
I noticed on the machines that there are two processes named McSvHost.exe running. Why are there two copies running?
I uninstalled McAfee on one of my XP machines. After doing the uninstall, I verified that a sample Portable App worked fine. Next, I reinstalled McAfee Total Protection 2012. After the install, the Portable App still worked. The installed version was 11.0 / Build 11.0.678. The McAfee software immediately started updating itself. I allowed the update to complete and rebooted as it requested.
After the update, the installed version was 11.6 / Build 11.6.477. With this version, the sample Portable App is still working.
Something is really fishy here. Before removing McAfee the version was 12.1 / Build 12.1.253. After removal, reinstall and update, the version is 11.6.
Why is the reinstall putting on this older version?
Why does the 11.X versions work and the 12.X versions do not?
I uninstalled Mcafee Total Protection on my second machine and then reinstalled. This machine also ended up with Version 11.6/11.6.477. The Portable Apps are running on this version on the second machine as well. With both of these machines, there is only one copy of McSvHost.exe running when the Version 11 stuff is installed. My guess is that when it decides to push version 12.1 out to me again, I will again be broken.
The first machine that I uninstalled and then reinstalled remains at Version 11 even after more than one week. The other machine also remains at Version 11 after 5 days. Both machines still have only one copy of McSvHost.exe running, unlike Version 12. Both machines are still working fine with Portable Apps on USB drives. My conclusion is that McAfee knows they have a problem with Version 12, but are too chicken to admit it.